Scammed: Detroit family left with few options after signing lease with fake landlord
DETROIT – Nautica Chandler and Jimmy Dorsey said they’ve been hoodwinked by a man they thought was in charge of renting the bottom floor of a Webb Street duplex. Chandler said they sent the man money after they were given a lease. However, when the house started falling apart eight months into living there, the couple found out from the neighbor upstairs that the man they’ve been paying was only the handyman. Local 4 tried reaching out to the man who posted the listing on Facebook Market Place, but we received no answer. In terms of the damages in the home, the city of Detroit is looking into what can be done.