A British house agent is being called out by the UK’s biggest house agent body after a Facebook post allegedly showed the agent posing as a victim of domestic violence.
The House Agents Association (HSA) said the Facebook post was “misleading and deceptive” and “in no way represents the HSA or its members”.
“The message posted by the individual was not based on any credible information, it was a Facebook joke, not real,” a HSA spokesperson told TechRadars.
“It’s not surprising that this individual would post something as offensive as this.”
The post from a woman in New York City claimed she had been abused by her ex-boyfriend and was seeking help to get rid of her abuser.
The post had been shared more than 15,000 times by Friday.
“I feel that this has taken away from my time with the HPA,” the woman said.
“I’m very concerned for the safety of my family and friends and the wellbeing of my husband and myself.
I am extremely concerned about my safety and my husband’s safety.
He is a great father to his two young children.”
The HSA said the post was shared by an individual with a profile picture that appeared to belong to a family member.
The HPA has issued an official response and said it will now conduct an internal investigation.
The group also condemned the post and urged anyone with information about domestic violence to contact police.
“The HBA will now be looking at this individual and will not hesitate to take action against anyone who posts such a malicious and malicious message online,” the HBA said.
“It is vital that victims of domestic abuse and those who are vulnerable to this form of abuse are given the support they need.”