ScamCalls
1 month ago
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Southport Police report scam complaints

Southport Police say they have received several reports from residents about a couple of phone scams.
scamalert
4 months ago
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App blocks IRS scam calls from reaching you

An innovative way to battle fraudsters impersonating the IRS to steal millions from consumers is launching today in the form of a simple, free app.
IRS phone scams on the rise in the area
9 months ago
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IRS phone scams on the rise in the area

Taxpayers are being warned about an increase in phone scams in the Cape Fear area.
Michael Cooper holds the letter he received from an email scam.
9 months ago
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ONLY ON 3: Hampstead man spreads the word about email scam

An infamous car wrap email scam has made its way to our area and one resident wants to spread the word.
scamalert
10 months ago
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Attorney General warns of storm scams

Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams that could follow severe weather in North Carolina.
Pender County deputies say the two men pictured here are scamming cashiers out of money. (Photo courtesy: PCSO)
1 year ago
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Pender deputies looking for ‘scam artists’

Deputies with the Pender County Sheriff's Office say they're looking for two men who have been reported by area businesses for scamming unsuspecting cashiers.
SCAM ALERT: Scammers using WPD number again
1 year ago
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SCAM ALERT: Scammers using WPD number again

A spokeswoman with the Wilmington Police Department says they're continuing to have issues with scammers using the front desk number.
scamalert
1 year ago
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Sheriff’s Office warns of rise in phone scams

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says it has received new reports of phone scams soliciting money for various fictitious scenarios.
Scammers pretend to be IRS
2 years ago
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Scammers pretend to be IRS

Tax season is in full swing, and unfortunately, that means scammers are out in force too. A Wilmington woman is thankful she knew the signs.
Hitman scammer targets Wilmington woman
2 years ago
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Hitman scammer targets Wilmington woman

She thought it was a simple Facebook message from a friend but it would turn out to be something far more sinister. Janet Benton contacted us about a possible scam this afternoon and told us it was one that left her fearing for her life. She says it started on Facebook and turned into text messages.