July 17, 2024

# North Carolina’s Housing Finance Agency Discloses Section 8 Scam aimed at Exploiting Citizens’ Information and Money

The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency is cautioning its residents about a Section 8 Housing Voucher scam cropping up on social media.

**RALEIGH, N.C.** – An online scam promising Section 8 Housing Vouchers has made its way onto social media platforms, leading to the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency issuing a public warning.

The bogus scam involves a deceptive Facebook page impersonating the NC Housing Finance Agency’s account. The scam persuades people to submit personal details via a phony link or even pay a fee to avail the vouchers or jump ahead on a waiting list.

The agency publicly disassociated itself from the misleading account, flier, and scam: indicating it doesn’t support any such solicitation.

To get valid and accurate information about Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, visit [here](https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/PIH/documents/PHA_Contact_Report_NC.pdf).

For those potentially affected by this scam, it’s recommended to report to the police and to file a complaint with the [Federal Trade Commission](https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/) and the [North Carolina Attorney General](https://ncdoj.gov/file-a-complaint/).

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## FAQs

### What is the Section 8 Housing Scam?
A fraudulent Facebook page impersonating the NC Housing Finance Agency’s account has issued a scam. It misguides users to provide their personal details through a phony link or pay a fee to access Section 8 Housing Vouchers or get on a waitlist.

### How can I ensure the information about Section 8 Housing Vouchers is legitimate?
You can get authentic and accurate information about Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers by visiting the official HUD government website [here](https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/PIH/documents/PHA_Contact_Report_NC.pdf).

### What steps should I take if I suspect I’ve been targeted by the scam?
If you suspect that you’ve been targeted by this scam, you’re encouraged to file a police report. You can also register a complaint with the [Federal Trade Commission](https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/) and the [North Carolina Attorney General](https://ncdoj.gov/file-a-complaint/).