HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A 32-year-old Hackettstown woman is out more than $1,200 after falling victim to a Facebook rental scam.
According to police, on August 29, the victim saw a listing for a home for rent in Hackettstown on Facebook and then contacted the listed person.
The victim was given the owner’s phone number and the victim said she contacted Marcus Powell who pretended to be the owner. The victim stated that she was sent an application to apply and she put all her personal information on the form, police said.
The victim then sent Powell approximately $1,225 through Zelle for the rent security, police said.
The victim stated she was supposed to meet with Powell on August 30 to go look at the house but he started giving her the run around, police said.
The victim then made the conclusion that this transaction was a fraud, police said