COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — On July 1, Ron and Susan Ford were Colorado Springs’ most desirable roommates.
Three separate families showed up to their home with belongings in tow. Each though they were renting out one of the Fords’ bedrooms.
But the Fords never listed a room for rent. The victims had been communicating with a scammer who ripped off real photos of the Fords’ home from sites like Zillow and RedFin. Unfortunately, the victims had to come face-to-face with the real homeowners to make that realization.
“They were so convinced that they were moving in, that we were receiving some of their mail and packages that they had ordered online,” said Ford.
One family made the five-hour trek from Albuquerque with plans to start a new job and new life in Colorado Springs. Two of the victims even…