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Jacksonville woman scammed at hotel during Hurricane Arthur

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A 72-year-old woman who fled to a Jacksonville hotel during Hurricane Arthur says she was scammed out of her personal information by someone posing as a hotel manager. Full story...
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UPDATE: Leland woman says she lost $5,400 in jury duty phone scam

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videoA 63-year-old woman says she is still shaken up after a man fooled her out of thousands of dollars. She is not the first victim to fall prey to this scam that now has the attention of federal investigators. Full story...
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Sheriff's Office warns about jury duty call scam

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating phone calls some county residents have been getting from someone fraudulently claiming to be with the Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Scam targets child support debit cards

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videoBrunswick County is warning parents about a scam targeting users of debit card for child support. According to a news release, scammers have been sending text messages claiming there is a problem with a parent's smiONE debit card. Full story...
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Multi-state scammer pleads guilty to swindling people out of property

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videoA multi-state scammer admitted to his crimes Thursday. The District Attorney's office says 55-year-old Roger Glenn Kornegay admitted to being the man behind a real-estate scam in North Carolina. Full story...
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Scammers claim they're raising money for Brunswick Co. Sheriff

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says scammers are targeting victims by claiming to be raising money for the sheriff's office. Full story...
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Attorney General warns of 'sweetheart scams'

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videoLove is easier to find than ever, with online dating sites and social media. But the Attorney General's Office warns some cupids are aiming straight for your bank account. Full story...
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Surf City Police warn residents of scam

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video Surf City Police are warning residents about a new scam being reported. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. warns of deed scam

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New Hanover County Registrar Jennifer MacNeish is warning New Hanover County residents of a potential deed scam. Full story...
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Couple charged for allegedly scamming beach renters

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video There's nothing like a week on the sand to get your mind off your worries. But what if you show up to the property you think you've rented for the week, and find out it's a scam. That's apparently what happened to some visitors to our area who found a vacation home on Craigslist. Full story...
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Law enforcement warns of new phone scam targeting computer info

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force are warning of a telephone scam designed to allow people to gain access to your computer. Full story...
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Scam artist paver with Wilmington ties at it again

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A driveway paver who got his start in Wilmington scamming consumers is back at it again, the NC Attorney General's office says. Tommy Clack has recently been reported paving driveways for older homeowners in Hope Mills, Zebulon, Greensboro and Nashville. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: African-American scammers targeting local black community with Black Farmers Settlement

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video Scammers taking advantage of the federal government's Black Farmers Settlement are targeting the local black community. Word got out that if you showed up Friday at the Ekklesia United Holy Church on 17th Street and Market, filled out an online form, then had it notarized on site for $20, you could apply to receive part of the proposed $1 billion settlement. Full story...
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Wilmington bakery among business targeted in TTY scam

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A Wilmington bakery was targeted in a statewide phone scam. Hot Pink Cake Stand on Front Street reported receiving several phone calls Wednesday from a TTY operator. TTY is a service used to aid hearing impaired people when using the phone. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman says mechanic owes her money, scamming others

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videoGive and take is the name of the game. Jennifer Pittman says she gave her truck and $300 to Tracy Carr back in November. Now, six months later, she says she's been taken advantage of. Full story...
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