We are local law enforcement officers and recently responded to a call for service with a family that was a victim of fraud. The family moved into what they believed was their new home, only to find out the person they had been corresponding with was a scammer. The family spent over $2000 on deposits, rent and fees to the scammer, and moved into the home which was vacant when they arrived. The owners of the home called our department when they noticed someone else had moved into their home. The family was displaced, with two small children and several pets. It was apparent the family had saved a lot of money to rent this home, and their family was very emotional when they realized they were scammed. We could tell this family was struggling financially to begin with, and this loss devastated them. They have no place to live currently, and are fearful they may become homeless if they can't find a place to live soon. We are raising money to help this family with the money they lost and to help get them into a new home. Anything would help this family, thank you.