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11/20/2014 Scammers Use Caller ID to Pose as Cops
10/28/2014 Scammers are selling government documents at inflated prices
10/15/2014 Scammers Cash in on Ebola Fears
10/6/2014 Don’t fall for calls from phony Treasury officials
10/1/2014 Beware Subscription Renewal Offers from Third Parties
9/23/2014 Kidnap Scammers Use Fear
9/19/2014 Invoice Scam Targets Schools
9/9/2014 Tune Out Phony iTunes Message
9/3/2014 Take action to protect yourself from possible Home Depot breach
8/28/2014 Your Boss’s Boss Seeks Your Help
8/21/2014 Con Artists’ Tactics Revealed
7/30/2014 Crooks Use Social Media, Pose as Pastor, SBI Agent in Elaborate Scam
7/9/2014 Don’t Be Guilty of Falling For a Jury Duty Scam
6/24/2014 Crooks Embrace Crowdfunding
5/23/2014 Phony Card Cancellation Notices Arrive Via Phone
4/29/2014 Watch out for fake FEMA agents, disaster scams
4/28/2014 Did someone take your tax refund?
4/16/2014 Avoid home break-ins while on vacation
4/1/2014 Top Ten Consumer Complaints of 2013
3/26/2014 Watch Out For Fake Tech Support
3/14/2014 Warm weather brings out driveway scams
3/10/2014 Grandparent Scammers Try a New Angle
2/20/2014 Crooks Use Tax Form to Sell Scam
2/7/2014 Avoid IRS imposters
2/5/2014 Don’t Recognize the Number? Don’t Return the Call
1/24/2014 Beware of cash for pension scam
1/17/2014 Watch out for emails with fake Target websites
1/13/2014 Update for NC consumers on the Target security breach
1/6/2014 Don’t let patent trolls bully you
12/20/2013 Concerned about the Target security breach?
12/16/2013 Scammers target child support dollars in texting scheme
12/5/2013 Scammers masquerading as US Postal Service, AARP
11/15/2013 As cold weather arrives, scammers threaten electricity shut off
11/13/2013 Give to real typhoon relief, not to scams
10/30/2013 Watch out for phony IRS calls
9/27/2013 As Obamacare Kickoff Nears, look out for scams
9/11/2013 Sweetheart scammers trolling cemeteries as well as dating websites
8/23/2013 Don’t fall for latest corporate records scam
8/13/2013 Scammers target utility customers, threaten loss of power
8/2/2013 Making the Most of Tax-Free Weekend
7/31/2013 Stay Vigilant Against Home Repair Scammers
7/10/2013 Beware of calls offering medic alert
6/28/2013 Don’t pay for job opportunities
6/12/2013 Watch out for Summer job scams
6/6/2013 Avoid travel scams when making summer vacation plans
5/28/2013 Lottery scammers target real winners
5/3/2013 An Online Payday Loan? Don’t Even Think About It (Or Look Into It)
4/26/2013 Sweepstakes Scam “Name-Drops” NC Attorney General
4/19/2013 Emails about Boston Marathon explosions may contain malware
4/11/2013 Watch out for strange texts
3/7/2013 Top Ten Consumer Complaints of 2012
2/18/2013 Postcard promises gift, delivers a scam
2/13/2013 Credit Card Users Could See New Charges
1/29/2013 Computer scams keep popping up
1/22/2013 Use caution when meeting people online
1/14/2013 Don’t respond to alarming security system pitch
12/10/2012 Scammers on the move
11/26/2012 Scammers never take a holiday
11/19/2012 New Variation of Overpayment Scam Takes Aim at Small Business
11/14/2012 Online Public Yellow Pages targeting NC businesses, churches
11/8/2012 Official looking letter isn’t what it claims to be
11/1/2012 Storm Danger Lingers, Thanks to Scammers
10/23/2012 Don’t get tripped up by travel promotions
10/9/2012 Tech Support: Sometimes Those Geeks are Really Just Crooks
10/4/2012 Illegal “Robocalls” Irritate, Scam Consumers
10/1/2012 Beware of calls from phony drug agents
9/25/2012 Watch out for scammers trying to rip off veterans
8/23/2012 Fake Feds Use Computer-Freezing Pop Ups
8/22/2012 Information about Zeekler/Zeek Rewards
8/20/2012 Watch out for "reload" scams
7/18/2012 Crooks Using Court’s Health Insurance Ruling to Steal Private Information
6/29/2012 Keep vacation plans to yourself online
6/28/2012 Feds Aren’t Going to Pay Your Utility Bills
6/27/2012 Safe Summer Surfing
6/8/2012 Protect Your Passwords
5/24/2012 Watch out for banned driveway paver
5/15/2012 Phony Invoice Scams on the Rise
4/25/2012 These scammers work for themselves, not the government
4/19/2012 Watch out for fracking surprises when buying property
3/30/2012 Don't click that link!
3/22/2012 Tax Time is Also Scammer Time
3/14/2012 Phony Postal Service Job Doesn’t Deliver
2/27/2012 ID Thieves stealing tax refunds
2/15/2012 Scammers Use a New Method to Steal Your Money
2/6/2012 NC Sex Offender Registry goes mobile with new app
1/12/2012 Phony Cops Are Scamming Business Owners
1/6/2012 Redeem New Gift Cards Soon
12/29/2011 “Free” Airline Tickets Lure Facebook Users
11/8/2011 Tech support calling? Be suspicious.
11/2/2011 Watch out for slick magazine sales pitch
10/28/2011 Don’t respond to texts offering mortgage help
10/5/2011 Don't fall for phony job offers
9/2/2011 Hurricane-Related Facebook Post Leads to Scam Attempt
8/29/2011 Don’t Fall For Phony FEMA Officials
8/26/2011 Disaster Tips for NC Consumers
8/18/2011 Would you buy a used car from this scammer?
8/9/2011 Home repair fraudsters back in action
7/26/2011 Don’t Let Scammers Take You for Granted
7/14/2011 Beware These Fake Feds
6/27/2011 Don’t fall for phony debt collectors
6/13/2011 Watch out for calls from “Federal State Bureau of NC”
6/9/2011 Text messages from Gateway Bank are a scam
6/7/2011 Keep your cool when dealing with air conditioning repairs
5/10/2011 Business Targeted Email Scam
4/28/2011 Phony Magazine Sellers Descend on NC Neighborhoods
3/15/2011 Give to real relief efforts for Japan, not to scammers
3/10/2011 ID Thief Poses as Credit Bureau Employee to Trick Bank
3/7/2011 Scammers Piggyback on NC Lottery
2/25/2011 Don’t Fall For Phony Debt Collectors
2/18/2011 Tax Time Means Phony IRS Scams
2/10/2011 Some “Free” Apps Can Cost a Pretty Penny
1/28/2011 Protect Your Account Numbers
1/27/2011 Watch out for Misleading Mailing from State Record Retrieval Board
1/7/2011 Redeem Those New Gift Cards Soon
12/6/2010 New variation of fake check scam targets law practices
11/2/2010 Facebook App Flap Highlights Online Privacy Challenges
10/25/2010 Beware this Roofer Contract Scam
10/15/2010 Don't fall for scammers threatening to disconnect your power
9/23/2010 Watch out for scams when job hunting online
9/15/2010 Grant scams targeting small businesses
9/2/2010 Stay safe from storm scams, price gouging
8/12/2010 Don't be distracted by distraction thieves
6/7/2010 Beware of Money Transfer Scams
5/21/2010 Don’t pay an advance fee for car loan modification help
4/30/2010 Real ID theft protection available for free
4/30/2010 Some sites that offer free credit reports will cost you
3/8/2010 Top Ten Consumer Complaints of 2009
3/1/2010 Learn how to avoid Census scams
1/25/2010 Police warn of phony text messages from banks
1/15/2010 Give to real Haiti relief, not to scammers
12/2/2009 Don't sign up for fake H1N1 flu registry
11/10/2009 Flu scams on the rise
10/28/2009 Watch out for fake North Carolina prize offers
10/20/2009 Don't fall for fake store surveys
10/7/2009 Beware of “House for rent” online scam
10/2/2009 Freeze your credit for free
9/16/2009 Watch out for fake phone calls, emails
7/31/2009 Keep an eye out for unauthorized charges on your phone bill
7/17/2009 Beware of auto warranty pitches
7/6/2009 Be careful of bogus robo calls offering lower credit card rates
6/26/2009 Watch out for bogus parking tickets that may lead to computer viruses
6/12/2009 Watch out for not so free samples of health products
5/28/2009 Be wary of fraudulent flu products and emails
3/31/2009 Top Ten Consumer Complaints of 2008
1/28/2009 What to do when businesses close their doors
10/27/2008 Steer clear of financial fraud that could lead to identity theft
10/2/2008 Watch out for identity theft in the wake of a storm
9/2/2008 Don't fall for fake surveys that could lead to identity theft
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Shop smarter during the holidays
Top Ten Consumer Complaints of 2011
Top Ten Consumer Complaints of 2011