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Clueless NJ Couple Finds their Home Listed on Zillow

A New Jersey couple browsing the listings on real estate website Zillow received the shock of their lives when they came across their own home, which was apparently listed by a scammer.

Homeowner Kerry Brady says after discovering the $1.7 million listing, she called the number in the ad — and spoke with a woman who claimed to be the current owner. “I don’t want the property; it’s way too big,” the scammer told Brady. When Brady asked if she could see the property, located in Spring Lake Heights, the woman on the phone told her she isn’t “comfortable with meeting anyone face-to-face,” Brady says. “She’s not sure if she can leave the state, due to an overprotective father-in-law; somebody needed to get a vaccination; she’s pregnant,” Brady says of the excuses the woman gave. “It really got alarming when the person said they weren’t local, but they were going to use a locksmith to change the locks on the home,” she adds.

Brady then notified Zillow, which took the listing down, she says.

 


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