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SCAM ALERT: IRS Warning Of Tax Scam

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Two things are certain in life:death and taxes, as the Benjamin Franklin quote goes. You can guarantee the idea of late taxes can give some of us a deathly scare, and some scammers are apparently preying on that.

SCAM ALERT: Work From Home Scam

Updated: 07/21/2014 - It is summer time so a little extra cash flow would be nice. But beware of a new scam that promises you easy money. It turns out you may be helping these folks shuttle illegal goods around.

SCAM ALERT: Beware Scholarships Scams

Posted: 07/17/2014 - While it is summer time now, plenty of students are gearing up for college. That preparation may mean looking for scholarships to help pay for their education. But beware: scholarships are a new target for scammers.

SCAM ALERT: Survey Scammers

Posted: 07/11/2014 - There is a scam going around asking for your feedback and offering to pay you for it.

SCAM ALERT: Social Media Scammers

Posted: 07/09/2014 - With just a tap of your finger you can tell your friends how you're feeling, what you think about how they're feeling, and connect with people at any time. But with all that easy communication, scammers are looking for easy targets on social media.

SCAM ALERT: Arthur Clean Up Scammers

Posted: 07/07/2014 - Now that a hurricane has hit eastern North Carolina, we have clean up to do.You may have been expecting to see a scam alert about crooks taking advantage of people who need help. Here it is.

SCAM ALERT: Checking Into Charities

Posted: 07/01/2014 - While there are several charities doing good work everyday, the Better Business Bureau says some scammers have learned the quickest way to pull your purse strings is to tug on your heart strings.

SCAM ALERT: Phony Card "Fixes"

Posted: 06/23/2014 - Some scammers are apparently feeding on the fear that your credit or debit cards are cut off, and offering a fix which they say requires your account number.

SCAM ALERT: Did Someone Take Your Tax Return?

Updated: 06/12/2014 - While some of us had to pay up at tax time and others have already spent their tax returns, some are still waiting on the refund. But if you are still waiting, is there a chance someone already took it?

SCAM ALERT: Fake USPS Email

Posted: 06/10/2014 - If you are waiting for something special in the mail, you often look for all signs you've missed the delivery: notes on the door or notes in the mailbox. But what about an email in your inbox?

SCAM ALERT: Top 5 Summertime Scams

Posted: 06/05/2014 - If the warm weather has you cruising for a deal or even a new home, the Better Business Bureau is warning you of the top five scams they see surging in the summertime.

SCAM ALERT: Fake Utility Cut Off Calls

Posted: 06/02/2014 - Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative is warning its customers about a scam they say is preying on the panic of a cut-off threat.

SCAM ALERT: Fake Airfare Vouchers

Posted: 05/12/2014 - Summer vacations are just around the corner. Remember big travel freebies, such as airfare, that sound too good to be true likely are.

SCAM ALERT: Fake FEMA Workers Go Door-to-Door

Updated: 04/22/2014 - While several communities in our state were hit hard by winter storms this year, now FEMA is warning of impersonators trying to take advantage of home and business owners.
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SCAM ALERT: Phony IRS Agent Phone Calls

Updated: 04/15/2014 - The Better Business Bureau issued this warning in November, but it is a relevant reminder this tax day: beware a phone scam where someone claims they are from the internal revenue service.
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