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How a Dream Vacation House Evaporated

Melany Robinson loses almost $20k in an elaborate vacation rental scam

Episode 91 - How a dream vacation house evaporated


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When Melany Robinson discovers that she has breast cancer in July of 2020, she decides she needs to plan something positive to look forward to in 2021 — a much needed vacation. After scouring the internet, she finds the perfect home on Craigslist in her favorite place, Park City, Utah. But six months and almost $20,000 later, Melany discovers that her dream rental is part of an elaborate scam.

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