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Wednesday: ABC21 is Digging Deeper into rental scams in northeast Indiana

Digging Deeper Rental Scam

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - A woman's dream of starting a new life with her children in Fort Wayne got off to a nightmarish start when she discovered that the home she had paid $2,400 to rent was already occupied.

“We get to this house and there is a whole family in this house," she told ABC21's Kaitlyn Kendall.

Now, she and her kids are in a local motel, trying to figure out what to do.

ABC21 is Digging Deeper into the way scam artists are using real properties to steal from those who need somewhere to live.

We'll speak with the victim, the real owner of that property and the Better Business Bureau to help you avoid being targeted by a "Rental Scam."

The report airs Wednesday at 6 p.m. on ABC21.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCSeSsdYzyo&feature=youtu.be

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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