Friday, October 23, 2015

Scammers Fake Section 8 Affordable Housing Sites

Renters seeking affordable homes are being targeted by scammers pretending to offer access to a government program called Section 8.

The program, operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides assistance to extremely low-income renters by issuing “housing choice vouchers” via local government housing authorities and other government agencies.

Section 8 also provides other types of financial assistance but it’s the voucher program and therefore, by definition, those who can least afford to be scammed, that are being specifically targeted.

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