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Wed September 13, 2006
Seniors Warned at Scam Jam
By Gary Popp
Wilmington, NC – Representatives from the North Carolina Attorney General's office will be in Wilmington today to talk with area seniors about how to detect scams.
The event will cover topics ranging from identity theft, mail and charity fraud, and investment scams.
North Carolina Attorney General Cooper says this will be an opportunity for seniors to gather a wealth of information for those looking to ward off scam artists.
Anybody who wants money up front, that has told you, you won a prize or lottery is a crook, because it is against the law to require money to be paid upfront in order to win a sweepstakes or a lottery. So that will be the kind of tip you will get at the Scam Jam.
Cooper says he's putting on similar events focused on scams across the state.