(KMOV) -- Imagine your home is for sale or for rent and you don't even know it, it might sound impossible, but it's happening right here in the St. Louis area.
She thought that made sense because the duplex is near Scott Air Force Base.
The home is actually owned by a man named Michael McCurley, and that matched up with the email address Elliott was corresponding with.
But Elliott started getting suspicious when the emailer asked her to wire a $950 deposit.
She still hadn't seen the inside, and then she saw a car in the driveway, so she knocked.
Elliott told News 4 “some young guy answered the door and said he had been living there for two weeks."
“I think they are the lowest scum on earth, that's as simple as I can put it”, said the real Mike McCurley.
So News 4 wanted to see if the fake Mike McCurley would make us the same deal.
A News 4 Producer sent him an email asking about the same property and he responded almost immediately.
He told us we could even swing by and takes a look and asked for a $950 deposit.
Also one of our news managers at KMOV says someone posted his house for rent online without his knowledge.
He did not realize his house was listed for rent until people starting knocking on the door asking for a tour.