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 send him the money, then the house would be secured for me,” Jones…