Category archives for: NC DOJ ALERTS

The Rules Have Changed – Learn How To Tell A Fake IRS Agent From A Real One

Starting this month, Congress is requiring the IRS to hire private debt collectors. Four legitimate debt collection companies will be contacting taxpayers by phone.

Jury Duty Scammers Still Working The Phones

North Carolinians continue to receive calls from phony sheriff’s deputies who claim they skipped jury duty and a subsequent court date. The caller says a warrant has been issued for your arrest, or soon will be, but you can pay a fine now and avoid being arrested.

Are You Sure Those Tickets Are Real ?

Tickets to the upcoming UNC-Duke basketball game are hard to come by. So when someone used Craigslist to try to sell seats to the big game, it got the attention of police in Carrboro. They arranged a meeting with the seller, determined his tickets were fakes, and arrested him.

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.

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