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Category: Alerts

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Are you currently looking for a new job? Scammers have ramped up efforts to take advantage of job seekers to trick them out of their money or steal their identity. These employment scammers will post spoofed job postings or contact you about a new job opportunity in exchange for your personal […]

Friday, March 10, 2023 Our office has been alerted to reports of “brushing” scams. Brushing scams occur when a person receives a package from a business containing various items that they never ordered. The packages will be addressed to your residence, but usually do not have a return address or have the return address of […]

Thursday, February 23, 2023 Current and former North Carolina servicemembers and people living in and around military bases in North Carolina should apply for refunds if they made a purchase from Harris Jewelry since 2014. Harris Jewelry was a national jewelry retailer that operated retail stores in and on military bases, including in Fayetteville near […]

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Our office has been notified of a scam involving people impersonating state government employees on social media. These scammers will claim to be with a state agency and inform you that you are being awarded a large sum of grant money. To get the money, however, they will say you have […]

Friday, February 3, 2023 It’s rivalry week in North Carolina, which means the University of North Carolina and Duke University will be competing in Cameron Indoor Stadium for NC bragging rights. This rivalry week face-off marks the first time since Coach K’s retirement, so tickets will be hard to come by. Some scammers might try […]

Thursday, February 2, 2023 Our office has recently been alerted of a new scam: business owners are receiving letters and notices that offer to assist them with filing their annual reports and “renewing” their business for high fees up to $500. Remember that LLCs can file annual reports directly with the NC Secretary of State’s […]

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 […]