Category archives for: NC DOJ ALERTS

Look Out For Fake Package Email Alerts This Holiday Season

If you think you’ve become the target of a phishing scam, report it to the Consumer Protection Division at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or by filing a complaint online at ncdoj.gov.

Don’t Fall For Storm Repair Scams

Hurricane Matthew flooded homes and businesses, ripped off roofs and sent tree through walls and across driveways. Unfortunately, home repair scammers are trying to profit off the damage.

In Hurricane Matthew’s Wake, Look Out For Impostor Scams

After Hurricane Matthew swept up the east coast leaving damage in its wake, many of those affected are in need of assistance. Unfortunately, past natural disasters have shown us that scammers may pose as utility workers, insurance adjusters, or even FEMA officials.

Some Professional Awards Offer Praise, For A Price

(Raleigh, NC) – It’s always nice to be honored with an award, but sometimes there’s a catch. In the case of recent messages sent to many employees—including some here in the Attorney General’s Office–the catch is that you have to pay for that recognition. Many of these awards for a fee use generic-sounding names and […]

Don’t Get Ripped Off By AC Repairs

Soaring temperatures mean air conditioners are working overtime. If your AC goes out, it may be tempting to get it fixed as quickly as possible, no matter the cost. But try to keep your cool and do your homework before hiring someone to fix your air conditioning.

Want to catch ’em all ? Have fun but avoid Pokémon Go scams

(Raleigh, NC) – The new mobile game Pokémon Go has attracted millions of excited new users, but unfortunately scammers aren’t far behind. A new scam is out to trick Pokémon Go users into giving up their personal information and paying money to play the game that’s actually free. If you’re trying to catch ‘em all, make sure you know how to avoid Pokémon Go subscription scams.

For A Worry-Free Vacation, Know Your Rental Rights

Schools are getting out, and that means North Carolinians are starting to hit the road. If your travel plans include renting a vacation property, take a few moments to learn your rights as a vacation renter.

Fake Tax Collectors Target College Students

The phony tax collector scam has a new twist: targeting college students.

Phony Tax Collectors Keep Calling

The deadline to file your income taxes has passed, but scammers posing as tax collectors keep calling.

Warmer Weather Could Bring Out Zika Scams

Spring is here and the bugs can’t be far behind. With warmer weather may come scams that seek to play on people’s fears of insect borne illnesses such as the Zika virus, which has been spread by mosquitos in Central and South America.

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