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Statement From Attorney General John Stein: Our office has seen reports of North Carolinians being contacted and told they’ve won one of the $1 million dollar prizes in North Carolina’s “Your Shot at $1 Million” vaccine cash drawings. While the vaccine lottery is real, scammers are trying to take advantage of this lottery to steal […]

The scammers know your second stimulus payment is coming and they want it. First, be aware of people offering to help in the process “for a fee.” Secondly, any “urgent need” for information should throw up a red flag. No one will call you from the IRS. Ever. Period. Finally, the bogus check scam, which […]

You Don’t Have to Pay for Help Finding Money for College or Career School Commercial financial aid advice services can cost well over $1,000. Of course, simply charging for help or information that’s available for free elsewhere is not fraudulent. However, if a company doesn’t deliver what it promises, it’s scamming you. If you’re unsure […]

Shady people have lots of time on their hands. That’s why we want to make sure you aren’t getting scammed on your tickets to the North Carolina State Fair. Be careful when buying tickets online from individuals. You want to make sure the tickets aren’t fake or aren’t from a previous year. And don’t forget […]

The Wake Forest Police Department is urging area residents to guard against becoming the victim of fraud following recently reported phone scams involving Google Play gift cards. Residents have reported receiving 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 […]

Oprah took to social media to let people know that someone is trying to use her name to scam folks out of their hard-earned coins.       Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark

There’s a new scam making its way around our area and it’s terrifying.       Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark  

The FTC warns that con artists are targeting vulnerable Black churchgoers. The scam involves a fake government bill paying scheme.

Scammers never sleep. The latest scam making the rounds involves gift cards. People in the Charlotte area have been receiving postcards offering $100 gift cards from Wal-mart or Target. To receive the gift cards, people are encouraged to pay a shipping fee by providing their credit card info. Of course, the scammer takes your credit […]

Yep. It’s another scam aimed at iPhone users. And this time, it even sounds too good to be true. A fake iPhone ad recently surfaced that promised just that for Apple’s new mobile operating system. The ad claims that iOS 7 is able to “instantly detect sudden changes in thermo-distribution with the touch sensitive screen […]

If you receive a phone call or e-mail informing you that you’ve won the lottery. Its all a scam. nbc17 Read More