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Scam Alert: Grandparents Scam circulating

Updated: 9:19 AM - 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.
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New Bern Police warn of scam

Posted: 05/04/2015 - New Bern Police say scammers are threatening to shut off power for some in Craven County.
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Scam alert

Posted: 04/16/2015 - One of our viewers wants to warn others about a possible scam out there.

SCAM ALERT: Fake detectives fishing for cash

Posted: 03/03/2015 - 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.

SCAM ALERT: Cell phone held for ransom

Updated: 02/13/2015 - 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!
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SCAM ALERT: IRS phone scam hitting home

Updated: 01/22/2015 - Deputies phones have been ringing off the hook in Jones County with reports of this scam that all starts with a different phone ringing: yours.
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SCAM ALERT: Keeping your smart phone "healthy"

Posted: 01/15/2015 - 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.

SCAM ALERT: Confirmation email leads to virus

Posted: 01/05/2015 - 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.

SCAM ALERT: Work emails with malware

Posted: 12/30/2014 - We have seen a lot of phishing email scams this year with crooks trying to gain access to your computer by tricking you in to clicking a link that is bad news for your hard drive.

SCAM ALERT: Package problem emails are phishing scams

Updated: 12/23/2014 - 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.
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SCAM ALERT: Fake shopping sites

Posted: 12/16/2014 - A lot of us are going online for gifts this year. That means scammers are too, hoping to con you into buying from their fake site.

SCAM ALERT: Gift Card Crooks

Updated: 12/15/2014 - 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!
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SCAM ALERT: Fake check cashing

Posted: 12/09/2014 - 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.

SCAM ALERT: Free pizza, free malware

Updated: 12/08/2014 - No two words sound better together than free pizza. But beware: the hand offering to feed you is actually the one doing the biting here.

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