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Category: Columns

Attorney General Josh Stein June 2020 Over the past few weeks, as we’ve mourned the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, North Carolinians and people across our nation have been having critical, overdue conversations about the systemic racism that African Americans experience and the work we have to do to heal […]

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, […]

Attorney General Josh Stein May 2020 As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority should be focusing on keeping ourselves and our loved ones healthy. At the same time, this pandemic has also left more than 1 million North Carolinians unemployed and many more experiencing economic difficulties in other ways. At the […]

Attorney General Josh Stein April 2020 In North Carolina and around the world, we are responding on all fronts to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented time, and my greatest concern is making sure that North Carolinians are safe and protected. Even as we watch out for each other, scammers are still looking for […]

Attorney General Josh Stein March 2020 Reports of the coronavirus are on the rise across the globe and even here in North Carolina. Unfortunately, a situation that creates fear also creates an opportunity for scammers. Let’s not only prevent the spread of the virus, let’s also prevent our loved ones from falling victim to scams. […]

Attorney General Josh Stein February 2020 Last year, my office received 1,249 complaints from North Carolinians who had lost nearly $4.5 million through elder fraud. Scammers will often target older adults because they may be more vulnerable to the tactics used to frighten them out of their hard-earned money. That’s why this month, I launched […]

Attorney General Josh Stein January 2020 Earlier this month, the Durham Housing Authority relocated about 270 families from McDougald Terrace, a Durham public housing complex, after inspections indicated elevated carbon monoxide levels in appliances. As a result, concerned community members have worked to raise funds for residents who had to temporarily relocate and deal with […]

Attorney General Josh Stein December 2019  There’s nothing more important than keeping our children safe, regardless of where they are. As we close out this year, I’m incredibly proud that the SAFE Child Act went into effect this month. The North Carolina General Assembly unanimously passed this legislation, which my office drafted and Gov. Roy […]

Attorney General Josh Stein November 2019 As Attorney General, protecting North Carolinians is my top priority. My dedicated colleagues at the North Carolina Department of Justice and I have been hard at work in 2019 to protect the people in our state. And as Thanksgiving approaches, here’s what I’m grateful for this year: North Carolina […]

Attorney General Josh Stein October 2019 So far this year in North Carolina, a staggering 44 people have died in domestic violence homicides. When our communities tragically lose someone to this kind of violence, we often ask ourselves what we could have done to prevent their death. This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’m proud that […]