Category: Scam

Beware of Pine Straw Scammers

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office has received and is investigating numerous reports of individuals approaching residents seeking employment to put out pine straw, which ultimately turns into a scam. This is a well-known scam operation out of the Georgia area,…

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Sheriff’s Office warns of “missed jury duty” scam calls

 The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a recent imposter scam. This evening residents of Carteret County are reporting fake phone calls from a person representing themselves as a Carteret County deputy sheriff. Citizens are reporting attempts to…

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BAYBORO – The phone number is local, and appears to be legit. I answer my cell phone like I always do: “This is Jeff,” which apparently triggers a recording. The guy sounds official. No foreign accent. Then, his serious tone…

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