DUNWOODY, Ga. — Police were called to a rental home along Mount Vernon Way on Nov. 21 and found a family in the process of moving in.
According to police, a representative from the rental management company said the home was supposed to be vacant, but there were several vehicles parked in the driveway.
Police responded to the home found a family of four sitting in a Volkswagen with the lights on and engine running. The driver, a 30-year-old Brookhaven man, told the officer he found the rental property on Facebook and paid a man $1,000 deposit to move in.
Police suspected the man had fallen victim to a scam and the home had been fraudulently listed for rent, the report stated. The victim gave officers the name of the unauthorized third-party to whom he paid the deposit. When police tried to contact the man, the phone number was no longer valid, the report stated.