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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. […]

Monday, September 14, 2020 Our office has learned that scammers are attempting to trick small business and farm owners. The North Carolina Farm Bureau has informed us of a consumer complaint involving a veterinarian who received a scam call from someone impersonating the Farm Bureau and claiming he owed $1,700 on his worker’s comp insurance […]

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 […]

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Our office has learned that some North Carolina residents have received seed packets from China or other foreign sources that they did not order in the mail. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said the shipping of these seeds is likely the product of an international internet scam […]

Monday, July 13, 2020 Scams targeting electric and natural gas customers are on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phone scammers may pose as utilities providers, calling you to claim that you owe the company money. They may threaten to disconnect your service and insist that you immediately pay them with a prepaid debit card. […]

Attorney General Josh Stein launched Operation Silver Shield to confront scammers and fraudsters who target older North Carolinians. Operation Silver Shield covers all of NCDOJ’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. On Wednesday, July 8, at […]

Miércoles 24 de junio de 2020 A medida que Carolina del Norte comienza su programa estatal de rastreo de contactos manuales, el Equipo Comunitario COVID-19, nuestra oficina quiere asegurarse de que pueda identificar un rastreador de contactos legítimo. El rastreo de contactos ayuda a los oficiales de salud a contener COVID-19 al identificar a las […]

Thursday, June 18, 2020 Our office has been informed of job posting scams impersonating the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. These postings claim to be hiring contact tracers to help get in touch with people diagnosed with COVID-19 in North Carolina and trace their contacts to help prevent further spread of the virus. […]

Thursday, June 11, 2020 As North Carolina starts its statewide manual contact tracing program, the COVID-19 Community Team, our office wants to make sure you can identify a legitimate contact tracer from a scammer. Contact tracing helps health officials contain COVID-19 by identifying people who may have been exposed to someone with the virus and […]

Attorney General Josh Stein launched Operation Silver Shield to confront scammers and fraudsters who target older North Carolinians. Operation Silver Shield covers all of NCDOJ’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. May Scammer Scorecard Every month, […]