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New Jersey Couple Gets Scammed in Linden

Imagine you’re a 32-year-old guy and you and your wife see a home in the Sunnyside section of Linden with a “for rent” sign. Interested, you call the number and arrange to meet the owner who shows you the place. You make a deal and sign a lease agreement forking over $6,000 in cash to cover the rent and “administrative fees” to ‘Tommy’.

NJ Couple gets scammed in Linden
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You move in. Several days later a 63-year-old woman from Delaware shows up who actually owns the house and is surprised to find you living in it. You explain everything to her and she calls the police.

Turns out Tommy is apparently really William Prokos, according to police. Not the owner, and he had nothing to do with the home which had recently been foreclosed on. Police say he changed the locks, put a ‘for rent’ sign on it, and just like that scammed thousands out of a hard working couple.

I’m never afraid of looking like a jerk by asking a lot of questions. When renting a home I’ll research the ownership history, make sure names match. If dealing with a realtor, I’ll ask for their real estate license # and verify it. It’s this exact type of scam that makes me question everything, because you just never know.

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