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CPC Statement on Recent Street Scam



Date: September 15, 2022

Press Contacts: Wayne Ho, President & CEO | (212) 941-0920 x 143 | who@cpc-nyc.org

CPC Statement on Recent Street Scam 


New York, NY – The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) would like to inform the community of a scam in Brooklyn.


Individuals are posing as CPC employees and have had tables set up near 8th Avenue in Brooklyn, where they are charging community members to fill out housing applications for low-income apartments that were allegedly made accessible through a lottery system. Once the community members are "selected” through the alleged lottery, the individuals follow-up to demand an additional fee. 


These individuals are not associated with CPC. This is a common scam to use community-based organizations as a front for illicit activities.

CPC does not charge for assisting community members to apply for housing and other public benefits. Community members submit applications at our community centers by appointment or walk-in service. 

We encourage community members to stay vigilant and exercise extreme caution when disclosing personal information. If you believe you are a victim of a scam, please contact the NYPD by calling 911. If you require additional assistance and any benefits support services, please contact CPC’s Albert Li at 718-492-0409 or ali@cpc-nyc.org.











我們鼓勵市民保持警惕和謹慎,不要隨便披露個人資訊。如果您認為自己是這騙局的受害者,請聯繫紐約市警察局,並撥打 911如果你需額外的幫助和任何與福利有關的服務請聯繫華策會的Albert Li,電話718-492-0409或電郵ali@cpc-nyc.org