A man identifying himself as a government employee and using the name Carlos has attempted to collect monies from people who have applied for or have just taken possession of new homes built by GOB.
As a response, The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing has announced a FRAUD ALERT concerning the reports of ‘Carlos’ asking for money for the processing of paperwork for the new homes.
On Tuesday afternoon January 4th. the Ministry announced the following:
“The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) has been made aware that an individual has been soliciting payments fraudulently for the construction of homes. That individual, using the name Carlos Alvarez, claims that housing applications have been approved and persons need to deposit to an account so construction can start.
The MIDH advises that no such individual is employed at the Ministry, and in fact no individual has been tasked with collecting such monies. Persons who have submitted applications for vetting are advised that they will be informed officially as to the status of their applications and should not be coerced into deposit monies to any specific bank account by any individual.“