The Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC) is warning of a rise in housing scams.
In a statement today, the HDC said over the past month it has received reports of people who were either victims or almost became victims of fraudulent activities:
‘The HDC reminds citizens that all transactions related to the allocation of HDC units, are conducted by appropriately identified officials within the relevant departments at the HDC office. Payments for housing units are also made at the Cashier’s unit in full view of the cameras.’
‘Further, the HDC will never use an intermediary to collect funds on its behalf nor will the HDC sanction payments or transfers to personal accounts.’
‘This reminder is necessary since over the past month, the HDC has received reports from a number of individuals who were victims or almost became victims of fraudulent activities. In some cases, the victims were actually defrauded of tens of thousands of dollars.’