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Inside The Scam That Used Chance The Rapper's Name To Defraud People Out Of Thousands Of Dollars

In 2016, Spike Lee called Chance the Rapper a fraud, according to XXL Magazine . Today, there’s someone out there that uses his name — and there’s no question that it’s a fraud. A new report released by CBS News revealed that a Chicago-area man has been using the rapper’s name to defraud unsuspecting women out of tens of thousands of dollars. The man, who is going by the pseudonym Jeffrey Washington, has been claiming that he’s working with CEDA (Community and Economic Development Association), together with Chance the Rapper, to help people “pay off financial obligations.” These financial obligations include mortgages, utility bills, and car insurance. But there’s just one problem with the scam: CEDA doesn’t cover what the scammer claims it covers. Instead, according to its official website, CEDA provides “heating and cooling assistance” to low-income residents of Chicago. And while the not-for-profit doesn’t provide mortgage assistance, it does provide assistance with affordable...