CRIME, POLICE + COURTS

Suspected criminals on Zillow listing Utah homes for sale without homeowners’ knowledge

Dec 6, 2022, 9:00 AM
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The Park City or Summit County homes on Zillow may not actually be for sale. File Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty

SALT LAKE CITY — Recently and unexpectedly, some residents of Park City and Summit County woke up to find their homes were for sale on Zillow

The problem being, the homeowners didn’t advertise their homes, nor were they looking to sell them.

According to Summit County Sheriff’s Department Captain Andrew Wright, police are treating this as a criminal offense rather than a harmless prank.

This is because they believe the culprits are looking to score unsolicited down payments from unsuspecting buyers. 

“We are in the process of contacting Zillow and trying to see what that process entails and if we can find a way to put a stop to it,” said Wright. 

If you’re currently looking at homes in Park City or Summit County, authorities advise caution when making any payments through Zillow. 

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