Hang up on Robocalls Targeting Amazon Customers

RALEIGH, NC (December 10, 2020) -- Recent media reports show that scammers are working to take advantage of Amazon customers during the holiday season. Customers receive robocalls claiming there is an $800 charge on the victim’s Amazon…

Don’t Fall for COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

RALEIGH, NC (December 2, 2020) -- Recently, we’ve seen promising developments in the efforts to create a COVID-19 vaccine, but these announcements have also created an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of people’s pandemic fears.…

Don’t fall victim to computer virus protection scams

RALEIGH, NC (October 13, 2020) -- Our office has received several reports of an email scam offering phony renewal subscriptions to computer services and virus protection software. The scammers try to steal people's money by tricking them…

Watch Out for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams

RALEIGH, NC (May 21, 2020) -- Our office has learned that scammers are posing as COVID-19 contact tracers to steal people’s money and personal information. While legitimate health officials in North Carolina may call you to complete…

CONSUMER ALERT: Hang up on robocall coronavirus scams

RALEIGH, NC (March 30, 2020) -- As North Carolinians work to stay healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers are looking to take advantage of their fears. Our office has received information from federal partners about…

Be wary of door-to-door coronavirus scammers

RALEIGH, NC (March 24, 2020) -- Our office has received reports of scammers going door to door in neighborhoods selling coronavirus testing kits and cleaning supplies. This activity could be both a scam and a pretense to enter your home,…

Protect yourself from coronavirus scams

RALEIGH, NC (March 10, 2020) -- Reports of the coronavirus are on the rise across the globe and even here in North Carolina. Unfortunately, a situation that creates fear also creates an opportunity for scammers. Let’s not only prevent the…