Scam Alert: Fake websites troll for Section 8 lottery applicants

By Voice staff

Seattle Housing Authority opened a lottery to join its Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waitlist on Feb. 4, and already thousands have signed up.
Unfortunately, cyber criminals have also seized the opportunity to lure lottery applicants to fake websites, where users are prompted to submit their personal information, pay for a credit report or apply for a high-interest loan. The sites appear as top results in Google searches for Section 8 housing in Seattle.
The Seattle Housing Authority has issued a detailed alert about the scam on its website.
To register for the Housing Choice Voucher waitlist lottery, visit the Seattle Housing Authority’s website here.

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