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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 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, […]

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 If you receive a letter from Money Network Cardholder Services, do not throw it out – it may contain your $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. Nearly 4 million people have received their economic payment from the federal government through the mail on a prepaid debit card, and consumers from across North Carolina […]

Friday, May 22, 2020 The U.S. Secret Service has alerted our office about an unemployment fraud scheme targeting people in states across the country, including North Carolina. The scammers, based in Nigeria, use personal information stolen in data breaches and hacks to file for unemployment in someone else’s name. If you receive mail about unemployment […]

Thursday, May 21, 2020 Our office has learned that scammers are posing as COVID-19 contact tracers to steal people’s money and personal information. While legitimate health officials in North Carolina may call you to complete COVID-19 contact tracing, they will never ask you to provide information like bank account or Social Security numbers. Last month, […]

Friday, May 15, 2020 Our federal partners have alerted us to reports of nursing homes and assisted living facilities attempting to require residents to sign over their $1,200 economic impact payments. The nursing homes claim that because the person is on Medicaid, the facility is entitled to the money. This is not true and unlawful, […]

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 As the latest round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) payments go out to small businesses across North Carolina, scammers are devising ways to steal your relief money. Our office has received reports of scammers asking people to electronically sign documents from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to receive their loans. These […]