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Warning: Phone scammers posing as utility workers, seeking credit card info

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Progress Energy warns customers to beware of a telephone-based scam that has increased in frequency this week. Full story...
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Attorney General warns of storm scams

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Attorney General Roy Cooper today warned consumers to avoid scams related to Hurricane Earl, which forecasters predicted could brush the North Carolina coast later this week. Full story...
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Brunswick Sheriff warns of K9 scam

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Sheriff John Ingram says someone claiming to be raising money for the Sheriff's Office's K9 Division is lying. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Vacuum scam

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video Dan Martin was looking for a job to help make ends meet in a tough economy. Instead he says he got caught in a scam. Full story...
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Protecting yourself against loan scams

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With more homeowners facing foreclosure due to the economy, the attorney general is working to protect consumers from loan scams. Since 2007 foreclosure scam complaints have risen drastically. Full story...
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Elderly getting wise on internet scams

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videoNew research shows fraud against the elderly is on the rise. A group of area women are doing what they can to keep themselves, and their friends, from becoming victims. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office warns of bail money scam

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has a scam warning. A victim was contacted by a man claiming to be with the sheriff's office and requesting wired bail money for the arrest of the victim's employee. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Promotion turns into scam for local shoppers

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videoIn this week's Troubleshooters Report, a nationwide scam with hundreds of victims right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Phone scam attempts to get your credit card information

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videoWe have received several calls and e-mails about a suspicious text message circulating around Wilmington. The text cites fraudulent activity on bank accounts, but consumers should beware. Full story...
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Scammers using creative techniques to get your information

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Scammers continue to get more creative when it comes to trying to steal your identity. A popular way to try and steal personal information is through e-mail phishing. Full story...
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Wrightsville beach scam

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Wrightsville Beach detectives have arrested three suspects in connection with what they say is a private contracting scam. Full story...
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Mystery shopper scam

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videoWith today's sluggish economy, you may be looking for a way to make an extra buck. As Good Morning America reported this morning, one way to do that is to become a mystery shopper. Full story...
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