Hello everyone, Thank you for taking the time to read this. I don’t usually ask for help, but I have no idea where to turn. Myself, my husband and our three children have been scammed and because of this, were left homeless. We found a house to rent on Craigslist. We were all excited to move out of the cramped 2 bedroom house we had been renting since our kids were born. Them being 16, 15 and 13, it was just time. We needed more room and the girls more privacy. Anyways I was looking on Cragslist one night and came across an ad for a house for rent. It was 3-4 bedrooms and a perfect fit for us. I emailed the people and went to bed. Then next morning I got the kids ready for school and told them about the house. The lady emailed me back later on that day and I set up a appointment to go check it out. When my kids got home from school I told them we were going to look at it. Anyways, we got to the house, looked around, fell completely in love with it. The landlord was so nice we all got along great. I told get I was very interested and little about why we were moving. She said we were what she was looking for. She wanted to rent to a nice family. We agreed to meet at the house that Friday and I would give her the deposit ($1500) The following Friday we met up again and I gave her the first months rent ($1500) and that weekend we moved in. Everything was great until, I looked out my front window and saw a woman taking pictures of the house and my car. Next thing I know the police are knocking on the front door telling me and my husband that we were trespassing and if we didn’t pack up and leave immediately we would both be under arrest. I ran to the kitchen and grabbed the lease agreement we signed and the rent receipt I had and deposit receipt. He looked at them and said they were fake, and we needed to leave. The lady that rented the house to us in fact didn’t own the house. So we rented a u haul and put all our stuff in storage. Our problem is we had no place to go with three kids and a dog. We moved to an Extended Stay Hotel that’s costing us $856.00 a week. Paying that much plus food and gas for my husband to get back and forth to work it is impossible for us to save the money for first months rent and security deposit. Plus we don’t have the extra money to even pay our storage bill. If there is anyone out there that can help us get out of this hotel and into a home of our own, we would very much appreciate it. I found a house for rent (Through a friend this time) The rent is $1750 a month $1750 security deposit, and $500 pet deposit. So we need $4000 to get out of this hotel. Please please please help if you can. Thank you in advance!