Category archives for: NC DOJ ALERTS

Don’t Let Tax ID Thieves Make Tax Season Harder Than It Has To Be: An Attorney General Josh Stein Alert

Tax time is upon us, and that means the identity thieves who specialize in tax-related crimes are cranking up for their busy season

Beware Fake Cops, Kidnappers, and Relatives: An Attorney General Josh Stein Alert

When crooks try to trick you with an imposter scam, they usually use scare tactics. In grandparent scams, also known as family emergency scams

When You Give, Don’t Let Them Take: An Attorney General Josh Stein Alert

Scammers know that many of us will make charitable donations as the year comes to a close, and they target our heartstrings as they attempt to fatten their wallets

The Scammer’s Toolbox: Wire Transfers, Prepaid Debit Cards, and Gift Cards: An Attorney General Josh Stein Alert

Once a scammer has convinced you to pay, how do they get their hands on your money?

Grandparent Scammers are Active, and Teaming Up on Potential Victims: An Attorney General Josh Stein Alert

It’s an old scam with a new twist – con artists know that most grandparents would do anything to help their grandkids.

Beware flood cars following Harvey, Irma: An Attorney General Josh Stein Alert

Under North Carolina law flood damage must be disclosed in writing, but title paperwork is sometimes unlawfully altered to remove any mention of flood damage

Worried You May be One of the Millions of Consumers Affected by the Equifax Data Breach? : An Attorney General Josh Stein Alert

As you may have read by now, data giant Equifax has suffered a massive security breach. Hackers accessed private information (including Social Security numbers, dates of birth, etc.) about 143 million Americans. The company collects data and financial information and it may hold information about you even if you’ve never dealt directly with them. Check here to see if your data has been compromised in this breach. (Click “Potential Impact”)

Make Sure Your Donation Counts : An Attorney General Josh Stein Alert

The images of the devastation and suffering in Texas are heartbreaking, and many of us want to help. But before you make a donation, make sure it will actually get to the people who need it. In the wake of a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, scammers come out of the woodwork. Here are some tips to ensure that your dollars count:

Eclipse Tips: An Attorney General Josh Stein Alert

Eclipse Day is getting closer. This unique natural phenomena will darken the whole Tar Heel state, and a total eclipse will be visible in some parts of the state.

Scammers Don’t Care About Your Eyes

(Raleigh, NC) – Crooks and unscrupulous businesses will latch onto any event to make a quick buck. In the case of the upcoming solar eclipse they’re selling faulty eyewear to unsuspecting consumers, who might suffer permanent eye damage as a result.


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