A Lexington real estate company has become a target of an international scam.
Classic Real Estate and Rentals recently discovered someone had taken pictures of a property and the name of the agent in charge off of their website and published them as their own on Craigslist.
The person even says they own the home on 501 Wellington Gardens Way and are trying to rent it for $900 per month. Only problem, Classic Real Estate is managing the property for the owner.
Owner Roger Owens says his office has had at least twenty calls from people who first saw the ad on Craigslist. Owens says the scammer even used his wife's name, a real estate agent for a contact e-mail accounty on yahoo.
One person who answered the ad said the scammer told them to wire the money and in return they would send the keys to the house and the garage door openers.