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False ad causing problems

(Source: Stephen Dixon) (Source: Stephen Dixon)
IOWA PARK, TX (KAUZ) -

An Iowa Park family who owns a rental property next door to their home said a Craigslist ad was put on the site without their permission, and it's causing their tenants problems. 

"We've tried flagging it. Called different agencies to see what our options were, nobody could give us any answers," Stephen Dixon said. 

Dixon manages the rental property his daughter bought on W Washington Avenue in Iowa Park. He said the rental property was listed on zillow.com in February. The listing was quickly filled and taken off the site. But days later a listing for the same property popped up on Craigslist.

"We called the FTC, and they got the ad removed and a couple hours later it was back again," Dixon said.

Dixon said for the last four months, at least twice a week, people have come to the home after finding the listing on Craigslist.

"I had people here yesterday. They drove from Wichita Falls to Iowa Park to look at this house that wasn't for rent," Dixon said. 

The description on the fraudulent ad says people interested can come to the property between noon and 6:00 pm any day to take a tour.

"Well as far as I know at this point there is really nothing that we can do," Dixon.

When asked if he would consider putting a sign in the yard to let people know this property was not for rent, Dixon said they've thought about it.

"But the appearance of having a big sign out in the front yard doesn't look that great," Dixon said.

 To communicate with the person who posted the fraudulent ad, Dixon reached out acting as a person interested in renting the property. When his email was returned, it was asking him to click on a link to provide his credit report to these so-called listers. Dixon knew better and just wants to make sure other people will not make the same mistakes. For things to look out for when looking for rental properties, click here.

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

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