The Housing Development Corporation has launched a campaign to caution the public against scammers.
The HDC explained that there are over one hundred and eighty thousand applicants on the public housing database.
It indicated that this figure reflects the increasing demand by low and middle-income families for Government-subsidized housing.
In a media release, the HDC noted that this demand for housing may expose the public to incidents of fraud where applicants may decide to pay cash to nefarious individuals in the hope of expediting their housing application.
The HDC maintained that it does not request payment to expedite a housing application.
The campaign is intended to educate citizens so that they are empowered to reject such activities and also report these situations to the HDC or the TT Police Service’s Fraud Squad Division.
This public education and awareness campaign will incorporate print media placements, digital media, banners, billboards, electronic sign boards and will run for three months (in the first instance).