State Warns Of Voucher Scam

The North Carolina Attorney General's office is warning people about free store vouchers that appear to be worth hundreds of dolllars.

State justice officials say callers claim they work with a major retailer, in some cases, Wal-Mart. They say you've been selected to receive a store voucher worth $495 as part of a national promotion. The caller says he just needs your bank account information to withdraw $4.95, to cover the delivery cost of your voucher. Officials say, that information allows the scam artist to steal from your bank account. Plus, the voucher never shows up.

If you think you've been the victim of a scam or if you want to learn more about avoiding scam pitfalls, contact Attorney General Roy Cooper's Consumer Protection Division toll-free within North Carolina at (877)-5-NO-SCAM.

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