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David N. Kirkman
Task Force Alert
Chair
Asst Attorney General
Consumer Protection
NC Department of Justice
P.O. Box 629
Raleigh, NC 27602
919-716-6000

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Consumer Fraud Alerts

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2014

10/30/14 Senior Fraud Alert: "NASAA Cautions Investors to Guard Against Ebola-Related Scams
09/22/14 Senior Fraud Alert: "Kidnapped Child!" Phone Scam Reportedly Strikes Triad Area
08/28/14 Senior Fraud Alert: Calls From Fake IRS Agents Still Spiking
08/05/14 Senior Fraud Alert: Accused Telephone Fraud Artists Plead Guilty in Federal Court in Charlotte
07/02/14 Senior Fraud Alert: Fayetteville PD Warns Seniors About "Jury Duty" Scammer
04/22/14 Senior Fraud Alert: Emergency Management Officials Warn of Imposters, Distraction Thefts
04/09/14 Senior Fraud Alert: Banned Paver Sentenced to 5.5 Years In Federal Prison
03/07/14 Senior Fraud Alert: New Twist on Grandparent Scam Observed
02/18/14 Senior Fraud Alert: Federal Indictments Against Ten Alleged Jamaican Lottery Scammers

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2013

12/30/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative Warns of Utilities Cut-Off Scam
12/05/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Wilson Roofing Contractor Charged in Federal Court
12/04/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Phone Scammers Masquerade as US Postal Service, AARP
11/15/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Two Men Charged with "Pigeon Drop" Scams Now Free on Bond
11/15/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Nash County Sheriff Warns of Caller Attempting "Jury Duty Scam"
09/25/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Feds Go After U.S. Sweepstakes Mailings Firm, Dominican Republic Sweepstakes Fraud Ring
09/25/13 Senior Fraud Alert: State Legislators, Federal Regulators Clarify Banks' Abilities and Duties to Report Suspected Elder Fraud
07/16/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Strangers Offer to Do Chores, Then Mug Older Home Owners
06/19/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Alleged Roofing Scammers Messed With The Wrong Two Women
05/10/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Third Cross-Border Fraud Artist Sentenced by Federal Judge in Raleigh
05/10/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Beware of Identity Thieves Seeking to Redirect Your Social Security Benefits
04/15/13 Senior Fraud Alert: More Text Messages That Appear to Be From Your Bank
03/12/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Cary Police Lodge 57 Charges Against Rocky Mount Home Repair Contractor
03/12/13 Senior Fraud Alert: Immigration & Customs Enforcement Recovers Raleigh Woman's $45,000 from Jamaican Sweepstakes Scammers
03/04/13 Trade Practice Alert: Securities Division Announces Enforcement Action Against "Profitable Sunrise"
02/14/13 Senior Fraud Alert: AG's Valentine's Day Warning About Sweetheart Scams - Huge Losses For Victims

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2012

11/30/12 Senior Fraud Alert: NC Sheriff Warns of Ransom/Extortion Calls
11/20/12 Senior Fraud Alert: "Hospital Representative" Charged with Identity Theft; Allegedly Targeted Seniors in Davidson County
11/16/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Grandparent Scammers Now Claiming Diplomatic Status
11/09/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Itinerant Scam Groups Heading Through NC On Way Home
10/12/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Scammers Again Requesting Bank Info for "New Medicare Cards"
10/05/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Home Computer Users, Beware of That Call from Tech Support - UPDATE TO 11/7/11 ALERT
08/31/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Alarming Calls From Phony Federal Drug Enforcement Official
07/17/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Online Scammers Want To Win Your Love And Take Your Money
07/17/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Scammers Tap Into Heavy News Coverage of Health Care Ruling
07/10/12 Trade Practice Alert: Durham Police Advisory on Persons Pitching Security Systems
06/26/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Fraud Artists Convincing Victims to Deposit Cash Into Strangers' Bank Accounts
05/22/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Banned Paver Reportedly Still Approaching Older Home Owners in NC
03/28/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Scammers Attempt to Use Local Police to Reconnect with Elderly Repeat Victim of Fraud
02/15/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Scammers Use a New Method to Steal Your Money
01/25/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Rockingham Co. Sheriff, Others Warn of Strangers Seeking Payment Via Green Dot Cards
01/17/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Chapel Hill Police Warn of Jamaican Sweepstakes Scammers Demanding Money ASAP
01/13/12 Senior Fraud Alert: Phony Cops Are Scamming Business Owners

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2011

11/28/11 Trade Practices Alert: Warnings About Seminars on Stock Trading
11/07/11 Senior Fraud Alert: Home Computer Users, Beware of That Call from Tech Support
10/26/11 Trade Practices Alert: Feds Go After Abusive "Collectors"
09/27/11 Senior Fraud Alert: Task Force Member's Work Helps to Secure Guilty Pleas from 2nd Defendant in Case of Cross-Border Fraud Against Seniors
09/27/11 Senior Fraud Alert: Charlotte Victim, Bank Officials, PD Financial Crimes Unit, DA Secure Convictions Against Alleged Financial Predator
08/25/11 Trade Practices Alert: Grant scammersí tangled web dismantled
08/09/11 Senior Fraud Alert: NC - Based Home Repair Fraud Group Active
07/05/11 Senior Fraud Alert: "Classic Ponzi Scheme" Victimizes Friends, Nets Lenghty Prison Term
07/01/11 Senior Fraud Alert: Buying Gift Cards to Enter a Sweepstakes Contest or Collect a Prize? Something Isn't Right
07/01/11 Senior Fraud Alert: Fraud Artists Posing as Social Security Officials, Seeking Bank Account Info
06/13/11 Senior Fraud Alert: Callers Pose as Law Enforcement Officers, Attempt to "Shake Down" Call Recipients
04/19/11 Senior Fraud Alert: Roof Sealant Scammers Target Older Home Owners
04/19/11 Senior Fraud Alert: "Grandparent Scam" Becoming Costlier and More Sophisticated
03/24/11 Senior Fraud Alert: Repeat Victims of Fraud Groups; Two Resources That Might Help
03/24/11 Senior Fraud Alert: Western NC Estate Planning Specialist Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence; Must Repay $10.5 Million to Retirees
03/02/11 Senior Fraud Alert: New Consumer Awareness Materials From US Postal Inspection Service
02/28/11 Attorney General Alert: Time Means Phony IRS Scams
02/14/11 Trade Practices Alert: Foreign Currency Investment Company Allegedly Promising Monthly Returns of 5% Ordered to Cease and Desist
01/27/11 Trade Practices Alert: Beware of Letters from "State Record Retrieval Board"
01/10/11 Senior Fraud Alert: Con Men Execute $10K Pigeon Drop Scam in S.E. Charlotte Shopping Center Parking Lot

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2010

12/16/10 Trade Practices Alert: Feds Accuse Former Wachovia Securities Advisors of Defrauding Older Clients
12/15/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Warning to Veterans About "Warning to Veternans!!" Email Messages
12/15/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Federal Court Shuts Down Numerous Sweepstakes Mailing Firms
10/29/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Update on earlier Trade Practice Alerts concerning timeshare resellers who allegedly scam seniors and others
10/05/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Progress Energy Warns of Callers Threatening to Cut Off Service
09/30/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Buncombe Co. Sheriff's Dept. Reports Spike in Loved-One-In-Distress Scams
09/23/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Identity Thieves Offer Free Diabetes Equipment to Seniors
08/03/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Callers Pose as Local RSVP Program Officials
07/26/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Distraction Thefts by Couple Offering Tree Services
07/09/10 Senior Fraud Alert: CNC Alzheimer's Support Groups Allegedly Targeted By Con Artist
06/15/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Con Artists Claim to be With Make-A-Wish Foundation
05/19/10 State Health Department - Medical Voucher Scam
05/13/10 Trade Practices Alert: Solicitors Posing As Federal Securities Requlators
04/20/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Identity Thieves Claim to Be With a Southeastern NC Bank
04/14/10 Trade Practices Alert: Callers Wanting to Draft Bank Accounts for Medicare
04/07/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Scammers Pose as Tree Trimmers Working for the City
04/06/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Census Scams
04/01/10 Trade Practices Alert: Fundraisers for Police, Firefighter and Veterans Groups Put Out of Business, Forced to Pay $18.8 Million
03/25/10 Trade Practices Alert: Insurance Agents Reportedly Coming to Seniors' Doors to Sign Them Up for "ObamaCare"
03/25/10 Senior Fraud Alert: Sheriff Warns of Scammers Targeting Homes With Wheelchair Ramps

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2009

12/21/09 Senior Fraud Alert: Home Repair Fraud Crew Takes $91,000 From Cary Man
11/25/09 US Government Warns Medicare Beneficiaries of Internet, Phone Scams
11/25/09 Alleged Wal-Mart Voucher Scammers Temporarily Shut Down by Federal Government
09/28/09 Senior Fraud Alert: Don't Be Fooled by Sweepstakes Scammers Posing as Federal Officials
09/21/09 Senior Fraud Alert: Face-to-Face "Grandparent"
09/21/09 Senior Fraud Alert: Warning from the Department of Veterans Affairs
09/21/09 Senior Fraud Alert: "Please help me. I am locked out."
06/01/09 Senior Fraud Alert: Scammers May Approach When Legitimate Companies Work on Your Home
03/18/09 Banking, Senior Care Professionals Foil Scammers
03/03/09 Itinerant Paving Scammers Coming Out of Hibernation
02/18/09 Urgent! We Are Now Servicing Your Mortgage
01/15/09 Unexpected Checks Are Legitimate

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2008

12/09/08 Contractor Sentenced; Senior Fraud Video Available
11/12/08 FDA Reports Prescription Drug/Extortion Scam
11/01/08 Residents of Assisted Living, Retirement Communities Targeted by Con Artists
10/24/08 Scammer Posing as Federal and Local Law Enforcement Officers
10/24/08 Fake surveys that could lead to identity theft
08/28/08 Renewed Warnings About Death Threat Scams
08/08/08 Distraction Thieves Now Posing as Carpet Salesmen
08/04/08 Pair Sentenced for Stealing Identities, Social Security Checks
06/23/08 Distraction Thieves Posing as City Utility Workers
06/11/08 Threatening Calls
04/22/08 Visitors Offering to "Assist" with SSI
04/17/08 FBI Warns of Grand Jury Subpoenas Arriving by Email
03/18/08 More Warnings About "Free Lunch" Retirement Seminars for Seniors
03/18/08 AG Warns of Robo-Calls From Identity Thieves
03/18/08 FDIC Warns of Advance Fee Loan Scams
02/27/08 "Missionary" Sentenced for Stealing Identity of 77-Year-Old NC Woman
02/07/08 Federal Jury in NC Convicts Two in Investment Scheme Targeting Seniors
02/01/08 Debt be gone Credit Specialists
01/31/08 IRS Warns of New Tax Rebate Con, Other Tax Season Scams
01/14/08 Automated Calls from Bank Security Department
01/02/08 "Expiring Auto Warranty" Warnings

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2007

12/10/07 Phony Social Security Representatives Still Pushing It
12/07/07 Possible Tax Appraisal Scam Reported
11/06/07 Another "Social Security" Scam Reported; Identity Theft
10/15/07 Report of Scammers Requesting $$$ for Sheriff's K-9 Unit
10/02/07 Reports of "Shadow Shopper" Scams Increase
09/27/07 Feds Claim Fund-Raisers Mislead U.S. Consumers
09/19/07 Another Scam Targeting Churches
08/21/07 "Callers from Social Security" Setting Up Sales Visits
08/15/07 Door-to-Door Magazine Sellers Posing as Local College Athletes
07/23/07 U.S. Senate Panel Investigating "Senior Financial Advisors," Insurance Cos
07/20/07 Contractor Banned in NC Due to Transaction with Older Home Owners
07/05/07 More Calls, Emails, Faxes and Letters Claiming to be from Government Agencies
01/26/07 In-Home Distraction Theft by Phony Medicare Representatives (Catawba County Incident)
01/18/07 FBI Warns of Email Messages Threatening Death; Advises Recipients to Hit "Delete"
01/09/07 "Sheriff" Seeking $$$ for Bullet-Proof Vests

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2006

12/27/06 Cross-Border Frauds--Greensboro PD Warning & Montreal Bust
12/27/06 Cell Phone "Phishing" Scams Reported
12/04/06 Georgia Reporting Collect Call-Medicare Scams

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