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SCAM ALERT: Facing Facebook Scams

Updated: 05/17/2010 - Let's face it: Millions of people are now being followed on Facebook. And with that many people gathered in one place, there's no surprise scammers are using it to rip you off.

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Scam Alert: Real Estate Rental Scams

Posted: 05/06/2010 - If you looking for a new place to live but have to do all you house hunting on line. Be aware, scammers are hijacking bona fide rental and real estate listings, that could not only leave you homeless, but penniless.

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Scam Alert: Victims Get Their Money Back

Posted: 04/29/2010 - Scammed out for hundreds of dollars because you thought you won a lottery overseas and wired money overseas to receive your winnings? Well now, you will get your money back.

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FBI Warns Of Rental Scams

Posted: 03/12/2010 - The FBI says scam artists are using fake checks in two ways to scam you out of your money.

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Beware Of Census Scams

Posted: 03/04/2010 - The census happens every ten years, but a lot has changed since 2000, including the tactics of scam artists.

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Facebook Password Scam

Posted: 02/17/2010 - The Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina says Facebook users should watch out for a fake email claiming to be from the social networking website.

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BBB Warns Of Fake Lottery Scam

Posted: 02/16/2010 - The BBB of Eastern North Carolina says this scam has already duped one person out of $80,000.

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BBB Warns About "Smishing"

Posted: 02/01/2010 - The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina says people have been getting phony text messages, a scam practice known as "smishing."

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Haiti Relief Scams

Updated: 01/15/2010 - Find out how to make sure your donation gets to the earthquake victims, not to a scam artist.

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SCAM ALERT: FDA Impostors

Posted: 01/05/2010 - The FDA says criminals have been posing as FDA special agents and other law enforcement officers as part of an international extortion scam.

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BBB Warns About Pop-Ups When Shopping Online

Posted: 12/15/2009 - The pop-ups are technically legal, but the Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina says they are deceptive and even harmful to consumers.

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Phony IRS Agent Phone Call

Posted: 12/02/2009 - A person in Eastern Carolina received a voicemail on their cell phone that tried to set them up for a scam artist.

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Framed For Child Porn -- By A PC Virus

Updated: 11/09/2009 - Of all the sinister things that computer viruses do, this might be the worst: They can make you an unsuspecting collector of child pornography.

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Satisfaction Survey Scam Alert

Posted: 11/03/2009 - Does getting paid for your opinion sound too good to be true? North Carolina's Attorney General says, it probably is.

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Scammers Target Facebook Users

Updated: 11/03/2009 - Experts say the phishing emails are showing up in your regular email inboxes about your Facebook account.

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