Keeping up with the payments on a four-bedroom ranch has been a struggle for a Brockton, MA couple, but getting rid of it has turned into a nightmare they never could have imagined.

A scam artist cut and pasted the description of the house from their Realtor’s Web site and posted it on Craigslist as a rental, making it the deal of the century — a four-bedroom, bath, with pool for just $950 a month.

The homeowners were interviewed on WCVB last night and when asked what should be done to the fraudster, the husband said, “His typing fingers should be cut off.” Click here to “watch the video

The ad was only up for one day before the couple flagged it as a scam.

Unfortunately, this isn’t a new scam. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors sent a warning to its members back in May. The group told Realtors that photos and listing information were being taken from Realtor.com and other online sources to trick renters.

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