October 20, 2021

Kansas City woman warns others after losing hundreds in rental scam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Scammers continue to target people who are desperately looking for a home. Even though a local woman fell victim to the scam, she’s hoping her story will help someone else.

“I was just thinking, what if I would’ve moved my family into the house and then we wouldn’t have anywhere to go at all,” Mary Jones said.

Jones said she’s out nearly $2,000.

She recently paid money to lease a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home but said the whole time she was being scammed.

Jones said she was communicating with a man she met through Facebook Marketplace about leasing the home.

She and her daughter went to see the home in person for themselves and used a keypad at the house to get inside, but Jones never met the man she was in contact with.

“He told me if I go ahead and…

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