Pender County deputies say the two men pictured here are scamming cashiers out of money. (Photo courtesy: PCSO)
2 months 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.
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2 months 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.
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3 months 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
7 months 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
1 year 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.
WPD investigates scam targeting grandparents
1 year ago
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WPD investigates scam targeting grandparents

Wilmington Police are investigating a credit card scam that conned two elderly victims out of $16,000. Detectives say two Wilmington women, ages 78 and 83, told investigators that on April 8 young men posing as their grandsons on the phone told the women they needed bail money for DWI arrests.
Technology, social media key tools for top scammers
1 year ago
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Technology, social media key tools for top scammers

Phone calls, e-mails and even text messages. The Better Business Bureau says nothing is off limits now. Scammers are using new media for some of the same old schemes.
Police want to toughen-up ministries
2 years ago
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Police want to toughen-up ministries

People do not always go to church for the right reasons. That's why police conducted a seminar at the Wilmington Police Department called “Predators in the Pews.” They want to educate individuals in faith-based communities about different crimes that can occur in ministries across the area.
Robocalls on the rise: Who’s responsible?
3 years ago
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Robocalls on the rise: Who’s responsible?

They pretend to be concerned about your car. They pretend to know your credit card balance. It could be the No. 1 nuisance in the American home.
Brunswick Co. detectives warn of scams targeting elderly
3 years ago
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Brunswick Co. detectives warn of scams targeting elderly

People are working hard these days, and most areas of the economy are looking better than they have in the past few years. One group following the money, especially in retirement areas, are scammers.