Woodbridge Police Warns Of Email Scam Targeting Sandy Flood Victims

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WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Police Department  has issued a warning advising Super Storm Sandy flood victims, flood zone residents, and prospective homebuyers to be aware of an e-mail scam that is offering to assist flood victims and homebuyers with a “Homebuyers Assistance Program.” The email arrives in the form of a solicitation to prospective clients:

Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:27 PM
To: Undisclosed Recipients:
Subject: Sandy Homebuyers Assistance Program
Dear Prospective Homebuyer,
My name is Shakisha McCray. Welcome to the Sandy Homebuyers Assistance Program (SHAP). Our Agency, Faith Fellowship Community Development Corporation (FFCDC), has been assigned to assist you through the application process. In order to begin the application process, please contact me via email to confirm receipt of this email, complete, sign and return the credit report authorization form.
<Step 1 Credit AuthorizationForm.pdf> <SHAP Introduction Letter.doc>

The Woodbridge Police Department advises flood zone residents impacted by Super Storm Sandy to not respond to any email solicitation. If you have received an email solicitation from the “Sandy Homebuyers Assistance Program” (SHAP) or the “Faith Fellowship Community Development Corporation” (FFCDC), police are asking you to contact the Community Affairs Division at 732-634-7700.

The only agencies/organizations authorized to provide service and information to Woodbridge Super Storm Sandy flood victims, flood zone homeowners, and/or prospective home buyers in impacted areas are:

  • The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Blue Acres Program
  • The Township of Woodbridge Office of Emergency Management
  • The Land Conservancy of New Jersey (under contract to Woodbridge Township)
  • The Middlesex County Disaster Recovery Center

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