Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fake HUD Website

A fake HUD website was recently discovered: bailout.hud-gov.us. It tries to dupe people into giving out personal information (phishing) and because it appears to be an official US government website some people may fall prey to this scam.

Interestingly, when you go to the real HUD website, there is no mention of this scam, even when you try to search for it. But it has been reported by the Oregon Attorney General's Office, the Ohio Housing and Finance Agency, and others.

According to Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods, this matter is under investigation by the Inspector General's Office.
Don't go here!

1 comment:

slurpz said...

good news