Term Rental Assistance Scam Reporting
Code FN-1700.1470-710
Definition While federal rental assistance is being rolled out to communities across the country, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a nationwide warning that scammers are actively using this opportunity to prey on consumers in need, by pretending to be someone they're not. State and federal regulators are warning of a new scam targeting residents in rental housing. Scammers claim they can offer residents assistance with their monthly rent payments, but are requiring victims to provide personal financial information or pay money before receiving assistance and end up stealing personal and financial information. People who have been approached by scammers should report the incident to the FTC via their new fraud reporting platform at https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/
Created 8/31/21
Changed 8/31/21
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External Classification Terms Citizen Crime Reporting (NPC I02.02)
Crime & Legal-Related (NTE I)
Criminal Law Enforcement (UW 6.1.02.05)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Related Concepts U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Service
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