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Digging Deeper: Community rallies behind woman victimized by scam

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - A woman's dream of staring 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.

ABC21's Digging Deeper team looked into a rental scam that the BBB says happens all the time.

That didn't stop many of you from stepping up to help Vanetta Lewis who was victimized by the scam. She was the subject of our digging deeper 'rental scam' story.


Lewis doesn't know anyone in the Summit City, and had no where to go after being scammed.

She now says many of you have made her feel like she's right at home.

Many have donated to her gofundme. When our ABC21 Digging Deeper team shared the news she was moved to tears. "That's enough for me to go find a home. So I'm going to get on it," Lewis said.

"Hallelujah. That is a blessing, thank you so much," she continued.

At last check the gofundme was over $7,600.

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Kaitlyn Kendall

Kaitlyn Kendall anchors ABC21 news at 5 and is the chief investigative reporter for the stations Digging Deeper team.

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