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The scammers are using social media to scam people. Human settlements has warned people.

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BASOP for this RDP trick!

Con artists are presently utilizing the online entertainment stage Facebook to hoodwink frantic home searchers.

Tricksters are currently utilizing the web-based entertainment stage Facebook to hoodwink frantic home searchers.

The Western Cape Branch of Human Settlements has cautioned individuals about an RDP lodging trick.


The division was answering an occurrence where a lady paid cash to a Facebook account called RDP House Application 2022/2023.


It was controlled by tricksters professing to be authorities who could quick track lodging applications. An assertion by the division read: "A Cape Town inhabitant was the latest casualty who found she was misled in the wake of showing up at the's office. Fully expecting the receipt of lodging a potential open door, she paid over R2 000 into a ledger to deal with her endorsement letter in one of the ventures in Mitchells Plain."


Acting division head Kahmiela August said there had been an expansion in tricks, particularly via online entertainment.


She said tricksters were mentioning their casualties to pay a store or holding expense for an administration house, a lodging an open door or an application to be handled. August said in many occurrences, weak occupants succumbed to these tricks.


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"The most recent casualty that the division knows about was misled of over R2 000 by a specific Mr Mashilo she met on Facebook," she said.


"Mr Mashilo introduced himself as a division official and gave false desk work as verification that the inhabitant would be helped with a house.


"Inhabitants ought to know that no administration official will request that you pay any measure of money for lodging administrations."

Scammers are now using social media platform Facebook to dupe desperate home seekers.

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