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Sheriff Office Warns of Scam Targeting People with Incarcerated Family Members

Sheriff Office Warns of Scam Targeting People with Incarcerated Family Members

Scam Warning
Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam targeting people with an incarcerated family member. According to a press release, the scam works like this: The scammer calls a family member using either a blocked caller ID or one that says something official like, “State of North Carolina,” and tells them that their loved one could be released from jail with an electronic ankle monitor (sometimes called electronic house arrest or EHA) for either a flat fee of several hundred dollars and/or a monthly 'monitoring' fee. The Sheriff's Office says that one victim advised them that their loved one could be released from jail with an ankle monitor for a $618 charge. Another potential victim reported receiving a call regarding a fa...
Scam Alert | DMV/DOT Emails with Payment Link

Scam Alert | DMV/DOT Emails with Payment Link

Scam Warning
(Editor's Note: The previous version of this news release contained an incorrect version of customer email protocols. The correct version indicates DMV will send customer emails on some occasions regarding driving violations but not for payment of fines or fees.) ROCKY MOUNT N.C. (NC DOT) – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles routinely receives complaints from customers who have been targeted by scammers claiming to be representatives of either the DMV or the N.C. Department of Transportation. Recently, several law enforcement agencies have reported that many unsuspecting DMV customers are receiving scam emails from a group claiming to be from the “Department of Transportation” and encouraging targeted individuals to click on a link to pay a fine for an alleged driving violation...
Scam Alert – The House That’s Everywhere!

Scam Alert – The House That’s Everywhere!

Scam Warning
Disclosure: This article contains referral links which can generate revenue for Randolph News Now when a new user signs up. (Learn More) Scam Alert seemed like the right place to put this even though we're not 100% sure its a scam, but it is something to be on the look out for. This post recently appeared on the Asheboro NC yardsale page on Facebook: That's a great deal! But wait... Clicking the link take you to a page about Hub Foreclosures as an ad for viewHUDforeclosures.com. That site uses the website name as the company name and the registration data for the domain is private. Those two things combined send up a red flag. The biggest red flag of all though comes when you do a reverse image search on the photo of that home. That's right, the same home is for...