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Monday, April 03, 2017 North Carolinians continue to receive calls from phony sheriff’s deputies who claim they skipped jury duty and a subsequent court date. The caller says a warrant has been issued for your arrest, or soon will be, but you can pay a fine now and avoid being arrested.These con artists are trying […]

Release date: 3/4/2017 For Immediate Release: Saturday, March 4, 2017Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 ARE YOU SURE THOSE TICKETS ARE REAL?   Tickets to the upcoming UNC-Duke basketball game are hard to come by. So when someone used Craigslist to try to sell seats to the big game, it got the attention of police in Carrboro. They arranged […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Many consumers have received the call. A recorded message from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service or Treasury Department threatens arrest if back taxes are not paid immediately. If you return the call you’ll be instructed to use a money order, wire transfer or prepaid debit card, perhaps […]

Friday, February 03, 2017 A dangerous scam is now spreading from businesses to other types of employers. In the scam, a worker in the human resources or payroll department receives an email from the CEO or a top executive. The message requests W-2s or other private information about the organization’s employees. But it is a […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Sometimes all a crook needs from you is one word – “Yes.” With a tape recording of your voice saying it, a scammer can add charges to your phone bill or take other actions to steal your money. And when you protest that you never authorized the charges, that “yes” can […]

Monday, January 30, 2017 Today, January 28, 2017, is national Data Privacy Day. This is an important day when we share information about how to protect your data online from fraud. As your Attorney General, protecting North Carolinians is my most important priority.Here are a few tips about how you can protect yourself: Be sure […]