WITN Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT: Pre-paid debit card scammers

Posted: 11/13/2014 - While more and more people are relying on plastic rather than cash to buy things now, in store or online, some opt for a pre-paid card. But beware- scammers are out to get their hands on the money you load on those cards.

SCAM ALERT: Subscription Scammers

Posted: 10/14/2014 - If your morning paper is coming at a higher cost than normal, officials warn it may not be due to printing costs at the paper but because of scammers.

SCAM ALERT: Real company, fake job

Posted: 09/22/2014 - This is about the time of year people are perusing the internet for a side job to pick up a bit of extra cash for the holidays. However, scammers are using some seemingly legitimate tactics to target job seekers.

SCAM ALERT: iTunes Users Targeted

Posted: 09/11/2014 - One scammer in our state is targeting your tunes, and hoping to get enough personal information to then target your money.

SCAM ALERT: Ice Bucket Challenge Video Scam

Posted: 09/02/2014 - The ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS is now become a tool for scam artists to not just grab your attention, but also the personal information stored on your computer.

SCAM ALERT: Instagram Picture Leads To Con Artists

Posted: 08/27/2014 - As the world of social media grows, scammers are finding new ways into your newsfeeds and computer windows. Now the Better Business Bureau says those scammers are using Instagram to bait victims.

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.

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