Man accused of harassing female realtors, sellers

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WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Association of Realtors warned on Tuesday that a man claiming to be from Massachusetts is allegedly harassing realtors and sellers, who are mostly women.

In a post on its website Tuesday, the association said the man, who has not been identified, was “harassing realtors and at least two sellers with odd behavior.”

According to the association, the man pressured female homeowners to show him their homes an hour after an open house ended and claimed that “he had gotten stuck in traffic from Boston.”

The association said the man used different names when contacting realtors and concealed names on financial statements to establish proof of funds.

He also allegedly sent “texting rants repeatedly after midnight and at other odd times.”

Additionally, the man threatened to report realtors to the Department of Business Regulation when they asked him to provide clean financial statements, the association added.

The association provided a list of safety tips, including asking for identification when meeting a client, contacting the police if you feel unsafe, pair up with another realtor to cover open houses, and letting someone know when you are going to an appointment and when you are due back.

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