Fraud and Scam Alerts

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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+00:00

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+00:00

Anatomy of the Very Common “Grandma” Targeted Phone Scam

National City Grandma Target of Huge Scam

 


Beth Baker got a phone call saying that her grandson was in trouble. A week later, she had lost tens of thousands of dollars. See a prosecutating District Attorney explain the details of how this common scam works and how to recognize the warning signs that you could be being set up to become a victim.

Anatomy of the Very Common “Grandma” Targeted Phone Scam 2018-06-30T22:20:47+00:00

5 Steps to Take After Clicking on a Phishing Link

5 Steps to Take After Clicking on a Phishing Link

Phishing scams use email and text messages that appear to be from a legitimate organization you do business with or a person you know. They attempt to gain your trust so you will click on a link to a fraudulent website, share private information, or open an attachment on your phone, tablet or computer.


We are all subject to such scams, especially because scammers are becoming much more sophisticated in making the “hook” appear to be real. Remember, If it seems “fishy,” it probably is. Don’t risk taking the bait.

5 Steps to Take After Clicking on a Phishing Link 2018-07-07T22:47:13+00:00