Fraud and Scam Alerts

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Smoke Alarm “Possible Scam”

The following was issued by the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department. Subject: Smoke Alarm “Possible Scam”

On the morning of March 08, 2019, the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department received a telephone call asking if anyone from the fire department had been campaigning door to door asking to check smoke alarms. The call was from an elderly woman’s daughter that lives here in the North Chatham fire district. The fire department informed the daughter that they install smoke alarms by referral and that they call to schedule a time to go out and assist homeowners with smoke alarm issues. They also told the daughter that the department had not participated in any door-to-door smoke alarm campaign. The daughter then stated that she was afraid that someone was casing her mother’s home and that she’d already reached out to the local Sheriff’s Office.

The North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department would like to make everyone aware of this possible scam and in hopes that someone is not trying to gain access to anyone’s home disguised as a Firefighter.

If you encounter this type of issue, please contact the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department at 919-542-2811.

Smoke Alarm “Possible Scam” 2019-03-08T22:24:02-04:00

On-Line Security 101: Tips for Protecting Your from Hackers & Spies

How to keep your data secure and private, step by step

Got nothing to hide? Think again. Privacy is what sets us apart from the animals. It’s also what sets many countries and citizens apart from dictatorships and despots. People often don’t think about their rights until they need them — whether it’s when they’re arrested at a protest or pulled over for a routine traffic stop.

On-Line Security 101: Tips for Protecting Your from Hackers & Spies 2019-02-20T10:52:40-04:00

Social Security Scam Call: Don’t Become a Victim!

Latest Social Security scam call makes you out to be the criminal. How to avoid falling for it.

CLOSE Maybe con artists are inspired by the movie “The Mule” where Clint Eastwood plays an octogenarian who hauls cocaine shipments in a Lincoln pickup for a Mexican cartel. Maybe it’s all the political haggling over “The Wall” where President Donald Trump and his supporters want to beef up border security by creating a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border to combat drug traffickers.

Social Security Scam Call: Don’t Become a Victim! 2019-02-08T11:08:29-04:00

NC Attorney General Josh Stein: Stand Up & Fight Back Against Cyber Criminals and Scam Artists

In this consumer protection video, North Carolinians describe their experiences and give tips on how to avoid getting scammed. Timelines — 02:33 Telemarketing & Sweepstakes Scams, 06:19 Health Care Scams, 10:23 Annuity & Investment Scams, 14:08 Home Construction & Repair Scams, and 19:33 New Scams.

NC Attorney General Josh Stein: Stand Up & Fight Back Against Cyber Criminals and Scam Artists 2018-09-17T13:38:38-04:00

Watch Out for Medicare Scams

Your new Medicare card is on the way, so if someone calls and says you need to give them your personal information or money to get the new card, hang up! It’s a scam. Medicare will never call uninvited and ask for personal information or money for you to get your new Medicare Number and card. Learn what to do if you get a suspicious call like this.

Watch Out for Medicare Scams 2018-08-29T23:09:56-04:00
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