Human Settlement

Beware: Housing Allocation Scam Alert!

The City of Ekurhuleni warns the public to be aware of a scam that claims to be an invitation from the City calling RDP housing beneficiaries to submit documents, including personal information.

The information asked for includes beneficiaries and their IDs, birth certificates, marriage certificates, and proof of residence. The scammers mention RDP housing beneficiaries who applied from 1996 to 2018 as being eligible for housing allocation in unspecified areas.

The City reiterates that its RDP house allocation is conducted through community consultative process wherein City officials and ward councillors visit rightful beneficiaries in their communities to inform them of stages of allocations.

The notices circulating on social media are scams, and residents are advised to guard against giving their personal information to scammers.

Report fraud and corruption on 0800 102 201.