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Alert: Possible money scam

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is alerting citizens of a possible scam that may be occurring in our area. The scam involves a white male and a white female approaching citizens asking for money for a sick or injured family member and that the money is needed for gas. The suspects are possibly driving a black Mazda. Citizens approached by these individuals are asked to contact the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at 910-798-4200.

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Scam in NHCty

Recently I was doing a little late night shopping at Walmart, Monkey Junction. I was approached by a very polite man telling me how embarrassed he was, but needed to know if I could Help him out. He had a sick family member in Raleigh and needed gas money to get to them. I told him I was not able to assist. He then walked away and began asking everyone who came out. A few nights later, this man was back in the Walmart parking lot. I notified the store and when I came outside, he had just moved to another part of the parking lot. This has been going on for quite awhile.

Call the police next time

Call the police next time