“Only govt department authorised to allocate housing units and lots”- CH&PA
─ Beware of scammers!
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, August 24, 2019
The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) is calling on members of the public to be aware of scammers who are trying to sell house lots. This comes on the heels of a fake Facebook profile in the name of His Excellency, President David Granger, informing the public that the Ministry of the Presidency is allocating lots.
The ongoing scam is asking interested persons to make a down payment of $350,000 through GTT’s Money Mobile System to an unknown account.
A release from the CH&PA states that:
“[The CH&PA] is the only government department authorised to allocate housing units and lots. We are asking members of the public to be wary of scammers who may want to rob them of their hard-earned monies.”
The release further stated:
“There is no such programme being run by the Ministry of the Presidency, nor is the Central Housing and Planning Authority working in collaboration with any agency on such a programme. Additionally, there is no system in place for persons to make payments for housing units or lots through Money Mobile. All payments for housing units or lots are to be made to the Central Housing and Planning Authority’s Brickdam office or its Regional offices.”
Persons are being urged to contact the CH&PA on 592-223 7521 for any information relating to their housing initiatives.