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FBI warns about holiday shopping scams

With more people than ever before shopping online, FBI Charlotte wants to warn shoppers to be diligent about what gifts they are buying, and where they're buying those gifts. 

FBI investigates robocalls warning voters to ‘stay home’

Voters across the U.S. received anonymous robocalls in the lead up to Election Day urging them to “stay safe and stay home” - an ominous warning that election officials say could be an effort to scare voters.

Reported scams double in North Carolina during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, online shopping is booming, but those online purchases are also hitting consumers hard when it comes to getting scammed.

NC Attorney General warns of coronavirus scams, price gouging

Attorney General Josh Stein is urging North Carolinians to be on the lookout for scammers taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic.

Smart holiday shopping: Avoiding fake reviews and tricky ads

There are lots of bargains online during the holidays, but also plenty of ways to get scammed, even at established outlets like Amazon.

FBI concerned by money mules roped into fraud schemes

The email caught the executive at a small Connecticut company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company's owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor.

WPD: Warrants secured for man who scammed residents

Police say the man is wanted for frequenting neighborhoods and scamming people out of gas money.

Winston-Salem police say elderly targeted for scam

According to police, while the homeowner is distracted outside, an accomplice steals jewelry and coins from inside the home.

Brunswick Community College warns of fundraising scam

Reports have surfaced of an individual asking for donations to help support BCC students study abroad in Britain.

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