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Tuesday, 09 June 2020 12:48

IRS warns of Economic Impact Payment scams

CHARLOTTE — In the last few months, the IRS Criminal Investigation division (CI) has seen a variety of Economic Impact Payment (EIP) scams and other financial schemes looking to take advantage of unsuspecting taxpayers. CI continues to work with law enforcement agencies domestically and abroad to educate taxpayers about these scams and investigate the criminals perpetrating them during this challenging time.

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RALEIGH — As we approach the official start of Hurricane Season, the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors is advising citizens to exercise extreme caution to avoid becoming further victimized by scam artists posing as legitimate contractors. The NCLBGC reminds citizens that licensed general contractors have passed an examination and have met the financial requirements for being a licensed general contractor in the state of North Carolina.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is alerting county residents to another phone scam.

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 20:46

A.G.'s office offers tips to avoid computer scams

ROCKINGHAM — Not even businesses are immune to potential scammers.

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ROCKINGHAM — Social Security scammers are reportedly still trying to con Richmond County residents into giving out personal information.

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ABERDEEN — A Richmond County native decided to have a little fun with scammer purporting to be from the Social Security Administration.

Richard “Ozzy” Graham, originally of Hamlet, had received a call from a number with an Austin, Texas area code from someone claiming he was in trouble with his Social Security Card.

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:44

Hamlet Police seek two suspects

HAMLET — Police are once again turning to social media to help locate two suspects.

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RALEIGH -- From North Carolina's Attorney General Josh Stein, N.C. constituents, and those included in Richmond County, should be aware of a new scam that affecting people all across the state.

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