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Asst Attorney General
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Raleigh, NC 27602

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North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services

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To NC Senior Consumer Fraud Task Force Members

******Alert #248******

According to law enforcement officials and news outlets in Florida, an Orlando man has been accused of targeting and defrauding members of Alzheimerís support groups in that state and in North Carolina by selling them worthless tax certificates with promises that that the certificates would earn interest. These reports indicate that the North Carolina victims of the scam resided in Polk County. The accused Orlando man, Terry S. Hyder, a/k/a Ryan Hyder, allegedly visited the Alzheimerís support groups bearing food and drinks, then pitched the fraudulent certificates as a way for families to replenish bank accounts that were being depleted due to their loved onesí illnesses.

A copy of one news organizationís account of the charges and allegations against Hyder can be found at the following website:

******End of Alert******

Date: July 9, 2010



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