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Detroit — Hundreds turned out in the heat Wednesday at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in downtown Detroit for a shot at winning a free home —but the event turned out to be a scam.

A group calling itself the Detroit Free Housing Program promised people who showed up a free house in exchange for signing a petition calling for an independent government.

The group tweeted out a message that said “Detroit is giving away a free house.”

However, city officials said Wednesday the event is not legitimate.

The article goes on to state the following:

“ATTENTION DETROITERS: The “Detroit Free Housing Program” Fair that is allegedly scheduled for Wednesday, July 4 at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, is NOT a legitimate city event/program,” officials said in a tweet. “Please refrain from giving your personal information to unverified sources.”

The Detroit News also reported:

Detroit police officials said the man who organized the event was identified as Ramzu Yunus. Yunus is a nationally known leader in the African-American sovereign movement whose members partly denounce their American citizenship and do not adhere to paying taxes.

Yunus did not have a permit for the event Wednesday and was given a citation by officers, police said.

The “Detroit Free Housing Program” then posted a video on their Facebook page Tuesday, claiming their program is not a scam.

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