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, and this is not the first time we have encountered such individuals conducting such scams on residents of Carteret County. How the scam works: The property owner agrees to have the individuals put out a certain number of baled pine straw on their property. After or near completion, the scammer(s)…

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