I'm not sure how you contacted the person offering the home for rent. I see Trulia displaying what appears to be a small property management company as the source of the listing, but their website isn't useful to find the property. (Two websites one registered in 2007 with Virginia address redirected to the other which was registered in 2009 with a Colorado address, but the name of the registered owner NARPM corresponds to an property manager association whose own website was registered in 1999 with a Texas address).
The property was recently sold (about 1 month ago). The pictures for the rental appear to be taken when the property was for sale but not by the same photographer. The rental pictures were likely taken with a cell phone camera.
There may be a new owner who does intend to rent it out but it sure sounds like you were connected to a scam.
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