What if you came home from vacation to find strangers living in your house ??
Jan 15, 2018 @ 10:53am
Well that very thing happened to a South Carolina woman Katherine Lang of Beaufort, came home from an enjoyable vacation find that a new family had moved into her house.
When she got there she found a couple of dogs running around, a cat sprawled out on top of the washer, and food on the stove. Also she could hear people talking in the house, so as she ventured inside she found the couple and confronted them.
“Lang asked ‘What are you doing in my house?’” It soon became clear what had happened.
22-year-old Tyggra Shepherd and her husband had moved into the house while Lang was away. The couple were apparent victims of a phony rental scam.
Shepherd and her family had come to Beaufort from Kentucky trying to find work and while trying to find a place to live they were taken in by a fake landlord offering to rent the home on Facebook for $850 a month.
“I was so crushed when I found out it was a scam,” Shepherd said. “Finding a place to live in Beaufort is hard when you need something you can afford and still raise a family adequately.”
Shepherd burst into tears when she found out the home really belonged to Lang and that they would have to move out. The couple have apparently made arrangements with Lang to stay for a time and then move out.
It’s believed the fake landlord got access to the house using a spare key that was kept under the cover of an outside electrical outlet.