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Los estafadores de robo de tarjetas recientemente han aumentado sus esfuerzos para estafar a los habitantes de Carolina del Norte a través del skimming y la clonación de tarjetas EBT. Estos delincuentes obtendrán información personal conectando un dispositivo falso de lector de tarjetas que colectan números de tarjetas, números PIN e incluso información de tarjetas […]

Monday, January 23, 2023 Card skimming thieves have recently been ramping up efforts to scam North Carolinians through EBT card skimming and cloning. These criminals will obtain personal information by attaching a device to card readers that collect card numbers, PIN numbers, and even EBT card information. Scammers will then collect the skimming device to […]

Thursday, December 22, 2022 The FBI is warning the public to beware of an increase in financial sextortion schemes targeting children under 18. Sextortion occurs when a person contacts a minor online, often on gaming systems, apps, or social media where children spend a lot of time. Law enforcement has received more than 7,000 reports about young […]

Friday, December 16, 2022 As the student loan landscape continues to evolve, including the recent announcement extending the payment pause, borrowers face shifting deadlines, confusion, and uncertainty. But be careful: these challenges could represent an early holiday gift to scammers looking to trick borrowers into handing over their money or personal information. Borrowers should be […]

Thursday, November 10, 2022 Twitter’s recent change to their account verification policy has inundated users with tweets from fake accounts impersonating famous people, government entities, and brands. Twitter’s blue check feature previously indicated verified accounts, but the change allows any user to purchase a blue check through Twitter Blue for a subscription fee. Scammers are […]

Friday, October 21, 2022 Recent security breaches are affecting hundreds of thousands of people, which means North Carolinians should take action to protect their data. If your data is compromised in a security breach, North Carolina law requires that the company or agency who held the data let you and our office know. More than […]

Viernes, Septiembre 30, 2022 Cada Vez que ocurre un desastre como el huracán Ian, los estafadores buscan estafar a la gente. Antes de que llegue un huracán, muchas veces escuchamos sobre precios excesivos para productos como alimentos, agua, comestibles, generadores y otros suministros de emergencia. Después de que pasa el huracán, nuestra oficina muchas veces […]

Friday, September 30, 2022 Whenever a disaster like Hurricane Ian strikes, scammers look to rip people off. Before a hurricane strikes, we often hear about excessive pricing for products such as food, water, groceries, generators, and other emergency supplies. After the hurricane passes, our office often receives complaints about tree removal and disaster clean up […]

Martes, 29 de septiembre de 2022 Nuestra oficina ha recibido informes de estafas telefónicas en las que las personas que llaman afirman representar al Departamento de Justicia de Carolina del Norte y otras agencias y funcionarios gubernamentales. Recuerde: Los funcionarios del gobierno estatal no se comunicarán con usted por mensaje de texto o por teléfono […]

Friday, September 16, 2022 Our office has received reports of phone scams in which callers claim to represent the North Carolina Department of Justice and other government agencies and officials. Remember: state government officials will not reach out to you via text or phone to threaten you with arrest or ask for your personal information. […]