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IRS Imposter Scams

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 12:30 PM

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the government agency that collects federal taxes.  Scammers pretend to be IRS officials to get you to send them money...

Tech Support Scams

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 11:00 AM

Here's how they work:  You get a call from someone who says he’s a computer technician. He might say he’s from a well-known company like Microsoft, or maybe your internet service provider...

Consumer Alert: Utilities Call Scam

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 10:30 AM

WASHINGTON, November 15, 2016 – The Federal Communications Commission is alerting consumers to be on the lookout for callers pretending to be utility company employees demanding immediate payment, often by prepaid debit cards, credit cards, or gift cards.

Don't Be Scammed!

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 9:30 AM

Raleigh, NC ─ The North Carolina Utilities Commission, in the wake of the Hurricane Matthew tragedy, warns consumers to avoid hiring movers who schedule or perform moves of household goods (HHG) without proper authority from the Commission.

Mandatory 10-Digit Local Dialing is Here

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 10:45 AM

Raleigh, NC  - Starting April 23, 2016, all local calls made within the North Carolina 336 area code must be placed using the 10 digit telephone number (area code plus the 7-digit local telephone number), whether using home telephone service or cellular service.

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