Posted: Jun 11, 2013 5:56 PM by MTN News
Updated: Jun 11, 2013 7:52 PM
A Whitehall woman says she feels unsafe after finding out her house is part of a Craigslist scam.
Tamora Henderson put her home on the market in late April, she said. A week later she found out there was an ad on Craigslist to rent her house. The ad requested $650 in exchange for a key to her home.
Henderson's realtor, Karen Burtch, contacted the individual who posted the ad.
"It's very difficult to understand him because he has a very heavy Indian accent," Burch said. "I couldn't even get his name. He just said ‘send the money, I'll send the key'."
He thought Burtch wanted to rent the house even after she explained she was the realtor trying to sell the property.
Since the ad was posted four individuals have stepped onto the property. One man peeled out of the driveway when he saw people inside the house nearly running over Henderson's six-year-old-son.
Henderson has filed a complaint with Craigslist. Local Law enforcement, the FBI and the attorney general say there is nothing they can do to track this man. The phone they are contacting him on is most likely a throw-away phone.
Henderson says she wants to protect the community and her family.
"I don't feel comfortable leaving my home anymore," Henderson said. "You don't know who is going to be there, you don't know who is looking in the windows. Are they going to come back and break in? You don't know in this day and age what people are going to do."
Henderson believes this scam is targeting people living in Gallatin County.