- A telephone con artist contacts senior citizens and poses as a grandchild. The caller is frantic, in distress, and usually calling from a noisy location. In some cases the caller also poses as a grandchild under arrest, and in other cases the caller will pose as law enforcement. The law enforcement officer gets on the phone and explains all the fines that need to be paid.
- As charity efforts begin, to help those affected by the deadly earthquake in Nepal, North Carolina Attorney General, Roy Cooper, is urging people to be cautious of who you send money to.
- If you heard the FBI or some out-of-state police detective wanted to talk to you about a complaint, you would likely want to clear things up right? That is just what some scammers are hoping for as they dial numbers. Before they dial yours, read more about today's scam alert.
- Many of us are addicted to our smart phones now. So imagine your screen locking up, saying you violated some federal law. You would probably take it seriously- and that is just what scammers want!
- Scammers are targeting college students looking to make a quick buck with a point-and-click charade which could put the student's bank account in jeopardy and even lead to criminal charges.
- We talk about how to keep yourself and your family healthy, but what about your smart phone? That is a New Year's resolution the Better Business Bureau wants you to take seriously so you avoid being the victim of a crook.
- If you do any online shopping you know once you click "purchase," you can expect a confirmation email in your inbox within seconds. Scammers know that too, and they are trying to use it against you.
- The Better Business Bureau wants you to be aware of a scam where crooks are sending phishing emails with fake tracking numbers claiming there is a problem with delivering your package.
- We know gift cards are one of the most popular gifts to stuff stockings with this year, but gift card givers beware! Scammers have found a way to drain those cards before you buy them!
- One scam is surfacing just in time to take advantage of the giving, holiday spirit. It may prompt people to do something nice for an acquaintance, though these soon-to-be victims likely know better.
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