The Hustle: Bogus Ad on Zillow Leaves Family with Young Children Homeless

Peterson said she got money orders to pay the man nearly $2,000 in rent and a deposit. She said everything went well until she received a phone call Wednesday.

“I was literally in tears, crying,” Peterson said.

Orlando police told Peterson that the home’s true owner wanted her to move out as soon as possible.

Zillow said the advertisement was bogus. The website said its fraud team investigated and removed the rental listing within hours.