Consumer Scam Victims
If you’re a victim of a consumer scam, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, scam artists succeed in ripping off people from all walks of life, of all ages, and all across the state.
Join other victims in telling us and local law enforcement about the scam. We may be able to help you recover your lost funds. Even if not, we can often put a stop to a scam so that others won’t fall victim.
When we know about scams, we can alert the public and other law enforcement agencies to avoid the con artists
. Notifying local law enforcement is especially important if you were scammed in person or if you receive threatening or harassing phone calls or emails.
Be aware that you will be targeted again and again. Once you’ve been a victim, the criminals will repeatedly contact you in the hope of stealing even more money. This is called “reloading.”
If you are or know a repeat victim, contact our office toll free at 1-877-5-NOSCAM (1-877 566-7226). We work with the NC Division of Aging to help these kinds of victims.
You can see other consumers share their experiences with rip offs and scams by watching our video, Standing Up, Fighting Back: North Carolinians Guarding Against Fraud.