Congressman Bill Shuster would like to warn his constituents about a fake website that is posing as the official website of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The fraudulent website, http://bailout.hud-gov.us/, deliberately deceives the public by using the HUD name in the web address as well as on the website itself. The site is designed to get visitors to submit their personal information to the site owner, which is a form of identity theft known as “phishing.”
The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been notified of this fraudulent website’s existence and they are actively investigating it. The actual Housing and Urban Development website is www.hud.gov.
Posted by: Press Secretary