BEWARE! SECTION 8 FRAUD ALERT!

From the Detroit Housing Commission http://www.dhcmi.org/uploads/page/FRAUD_ALERT.pdf

FRAUD ALERT

Section 8/HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER

THE DETROIT HOUSING COMMISSION (DHC) HAS BEEN ADVISED THAT A PERSON(S) IS POSING AS A DHC EMPLOYEE AND OFFERING SECTION 8 VOUCHERS FOR A FEE.

THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTS OF INSTAGRAM AND OTHER INTERNET POSTINGS OFFERING SECTION 8 VOUCHERS FOR A FEE. DHC DOES NOT SELL VOUCHERS. THE BUYING AND SELLING OF SECTION 8 VOUCERS IS A FEDERAL CRIME.

DHC DOES NOT CHARGE OR ACCEPT A FEE FOR ANY SERVICE PROVIDED TO OUR PARTICIPANTS OR LANDLORDS.

PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR PAY ANY MONEY

TO ANYONE CLAIMING TO REPRESENT DHC. ALL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED IN PERSON AT OUR OFFICES OR VIA U.S POSTAL SERVICE AND EMAIL OR

FAX. NOTE THAT SOME OF THE TACTICS USED BY THE SCAM ARTIST IS TO MEET PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF DHC BUILDINGS, USING WHAT APPEARS TO BE DHC LETTERHEAD AND EVEN PRESENTING PHONY DHC IDENTIFICATION. DO NOT AGREE TO HAVE ANYONE POSING AS A DHC EMPLOYEE MEET AT YOUR HOME (OR ANY LOCATION).

IF YOU ARE APPROACHED BY ANYONE WHO REQUESTS A FEE FOR ANY SERVICE

THAT DHC PROVIDES, THAT PERSON IS A SCAM ARTIST AND IS NOT ACTING ON BEHALF OF DHC. PLEASE CONTACT DHC IMMEDIATELY AT 313-516-7527. INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE COULD BE HELPFUL IN HAVING THIS PERSON(S) ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED. HELPFUL INFORMATION INCLUDES VEHICLE ID, LICENSE PLATE NUMBERS, EMAIL ADDRESSES, TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND ESPECIALLY PHOTOGRAPHS.

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