The Central Housing and Planning Authority on Wednesday disclosed that it was investigating fresh allegations of fraudulent sale of lands.
The Authority said the alleged scam has occurred in Region #6 and involves an individual who is not authorized to conduct business on behalf of the agency.
“It has been brought to our attention that a woman purporting to represent the agency has scammed several persons in the Region of thousands of dollars,” the CHPA said.
It recalled that during last week, two men visited the Regional Housing Office to enquire about lands they paid for, only to be told that the agency does not have any records of transacting business with them.
The men related to housing officials at the Regional Office that they were approached by a woman claiming that she could have gotten lands for them through the agency at a reduced cost.
One of the men paid the woman $150,000 for three house lots with a balance of $180,000 for his children while another paid $70,000 with a balance of $60,000.
Similar cases have been related to the housing officem, but individuals are unwilling to provide further information.
The agency will be turning the matter over to the police, however, persons are asked to be on the alert for scammers.
All payments relating the sale of land or housing units from the Central Housing and Planning Authority must be done at the agency’s Georgetown head office, Regional Housing Offices or Regional Democratic Council, if so advised.