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Category: Alerts

Friday, May 14, 2021 Our office has learned that scammers are targeting Medicare recipients with offers of unnecessary medical supplies. The scheme uses up the victim’s Medicare benefits, and sometimes leaves them unable to pay for medical supplies with Medicare when they need it. Fraudsters call, email, advertise to, or write letters to Medicare beneficiaries […]

Thursday, May 6, 2021 Our office was recently notified about an email scam pretending to be from Attorney General Josh Stein. The sender claims that you owe money and threatens to take legal action, contact your employer, and garnish your wages if you don’t contact them back or make payments. The Attorney General or any […]

Monday, May 3, 2021 Last month, our office warned you about a jury duty scam targeting North Carolinians. The scammer calls to say that the Wake County Sheriff’s office is putting out a warrant for call recipient’s arrest because of their failure to appear for jury duty, and then purportedly connects them to the Wake […]

Consumers in North Carolina should be on the lookout for unscrupulous companies pushing potentially faulty over-the-counter hearing aids. Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relaxed restrictions on the sales of hearing aids in 2017, dozens of companies have entered the over-the-counter hearing aid market. While Congress directed the FDA to pass regulations creating standards […]

Martes, 20 de abril de 2020 En abril, cualquier persona de Carolina del Norte que tenga 16 años o más se convirtió en elegible para inscribirse para recibir la vacuna COVID-19. El Procurador General Josh Stein publicó la guía adjunta de una página para discutir las estafas de vacunas que los habitantes de Carolina del […]

Our office has received reports of a scam targeting North Carolina residents. The scammer calls to say that the Wake County Sheriff’s office is putting out a warrant for call recipient’s arrest because of their failure to appear for jury duty, and then purportedly connects them to the Wake County Clerk’s Office to collect $1,800 […]

Viernes, 19 de marzo de 2021 Nuestra oficina ha recibido informes sobre llamadas telefónicas fraudulentas y cartas que pueden estar dirigidas a profesionales de la salud con diversas licencias médicas. Los estafadores se ponen en contacto con personas con licencias y pueden afirmar que su licencia ha sido robada y utilizada en actividades delictivas que […]

Friday, March 19, 2021 Our office has received reports about scam phone calls and letters that may be going to health care professionals with various medical licenses. Scammers contact people with licenses and may claim that their license has been stolen and used in criminal activities that are being investigated by the FBI or other […]

Jueves, 11 de marzo de 2021 La Corte Suprema de Carolina del Norte ha recibido informes de personas de Carolina del Norte que reciben llamadas telefónicas que parecen provenir del número de teléfono de la Corte (919-831-5700). Son llamadas falsificadas: los estafadores manipulan la tecnología para que parezca que estás recibiendo una llamada de una […]

Thursday, March 11, 2021 The Supreme Court of North Carolina has received reports of North Carolinians getting phone calls that look like they are coming from the Court’s phone number (919-831-5700). These are spoofed calls – scammers are manipulating technology to make it look like you’re getting a call from a person you know or […]