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Category: Alerts

Friday, May 17, 2024 This month marks Hearing Loss Awareness Month. More than 1.2 million North Carolinians have some form of hearing loss and hearing aids can help amplify sounds to hear better. In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relaxed restrictions on the sale of hearing aids, making it easier for people to […]

Friday, May 3, 2024 The North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections recently alerted North Carolinians about scam callers who are targeting the families of incarcerated people. In this scam, bad actors contact family members to inform them that their loved one can be released early only if the person who is incarcerated pays a fee […]

Friday, April 26, 2024 Our office has recently been made aware of reports of fake robo-texts pretending to be a toll road collection service. The message claims you owe money for unpaid tolls. The scam threatens a late fee and says that to “avoid” the fee, you can click a link included in the text […]

Friday, April 19. 2024 Our office was recently notified of a security breach involving AT&T that impacted more than 1.7 million North Carolinians. Data breaches make your personal information such as Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, or other personal information vulnerable. And criminals will not hesitate to use this information to commit […]

Friday, April 12, 2024 Reminder: Tax Day is Monday, April 15. With the deadline to file your taxes approaching, scammers will try to trick you out of your hard-earned money. Use our tips below to help protect yourself and your loved ones from tax season scammers. Guard your personal information. Identity thieves can use your Social […]

Friday, March 22, 2024 Earlier this week, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office sent out a warning about a phone scam that’s been on the rise. People are receiving calls from someone claiming to be a Guilford County deputy who says they must pay a fine immediately to avoid being arrested. To make matters worse, the […]

Friday, March 15, 2024 Spring is almost here and schools across the state are letting out for spring break. Nothing ruins a trip faster than a scammer. If you are planning to travel during the break, make sure to use our tips to prevent getting scammed or falling victim to a bad deal. Travel scam […]

Friday, March 8, 2024 This week, Attorney General Josh Stein announced new actions to protect North Carolina homeowners. Our office is suing Canary General Contracting and Design for defrauding homeowners in Charlotte. So far, our Consumer Protection Division has received 15 complaints about the business and North Carolinians have reported more than $250,000 in financial […]

Today is primary day in North Carolina, and while you are heading to the polls to cast your vote, watch out for bad actors who may use this time to try and send you scam election robocalls. In recent weeks, news media have reported calls that use artificial intelligence to impersonate the President and discourage […]

Friday, February 23, 2024 This week, Attorney General Josh Stein called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect babies and young children after nearly 400 childhood lead poisoning cases were recently linked to recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches that were sold in stores without first being tested for toxic metals. Because of this, hundreds of […]