IRS phone scams on the rise in the area
3 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.
4 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
4 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)
7 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.
SCAM ALERT: Scammers using WPD number again
8 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.
scamalert
9 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
1 year 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.
WPD investigates scam targeting grandparents
2 years 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
2 years 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.