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Thursday, December 10, 2020 Recent media reports show that scammers are working to take advantage of Amazon customers during the holiday season. Customers receive robocalls claiming there is an $800 charge on the victim’s Amazon account. Once the call connects to scammers, they can try to steal your hard-earned money. Our office is working hard […]

Attorney General Josh Stein launched Operation Silver Shield to confront scammers and fraudsters who target older North Carolinians. Operation Silver Shield covers the North Carolina Department of Justice’s varied work to protect people from scams, take legal action against fraudsters when necessary, and educate people on how best to keep themselves and their parents and grandparents safe. […]

Friday, December 4, 2020 Our office has received complaints about scams targeting people who hold a nursing license. In this scam, the nurse receives a call claiming to be from the nursing board, DEA, or FBI about suspected illegal drug or banking activity by the nurse. The callers instruct the nurse to cooperate with their […]

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 Recently, we’ve seen promising developments in the efforts to create a COVID-19 vaccine, but these announcements have also created an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of people’s pandemic fears. While federal and state governments and pharmaceutical companies are working through the vaccine approval and distribution process, please be aware of […]

Thursday, November 19, 2020 Recent media reports and complaints to our office show that people often incur unexpected charges when getting a test for COVID-19. While Congress passed rules aimed to make COVID-19 testing free nationwide, consumers are sometimes charged for other services during their visit. Here’s how to avoid a surprise charge while getting […]

Attorney General Josh Stein launched Operation Silver Shield to confront scammers and fraudsters who target older North Carolinians. Operation Silver Shield covers the North Carolina Department of Justice’s varied work to protect people from scams, take legal action against fraudsters when necessary, and educate people on how best to keep themselves and their parents and grandparents safe. […]

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 Someone is making illegal robocalls to North Carolina voters and spreading misinformation about Election Day. Do not listen to these robocall voicemails. Today is your last chance to vote. Tune out the noise and make your voice heard. Sincerely, Josh Stein

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Our office has received several reports of an email scam offering phony renewal subscriptions to computer services and virus protection software. The scammers try to steal people’s money by tricking them into calling in with their bank account information. They often target older North Carolinians. The company listed in the email […]

Attorney General Josh Stein launched Operation Silver Shield to confront scammers and fraudsters who target older North Carolinians. Operation Silver Shield covers the North Carolina Department of Justice’s varied work to protect people from scams, take legal action against fraudsters when necessary, and educate people on how best to keep themselves and their parents and grandparents safe. […]

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 The Attorney General’s Office is working to crack down on debt collection scammers who try to convince consumers that they owe unpaid debts or try to scare or threaten consumers to collect on non-existent debt. If you receive a call from a supposed debt collector, take these steps to verify the call and determine your […]