Attorney General Roy Cooper visited Greenville Wednesday.
Before leaving, he stopped by the WNCT 9 On Your Side studios to talk about scams. He says this time of year, scams are widespread, but there are things you can do to protect yourself.
Cooper says if the person trying to sell something, is pushy, or asks for personal information, that raises a red flag. He also says someone requiring payment ahead of time is likely a scammer.
This time of year, home repair scams are popular.
“They make up all kinds of things to take your good money and they’re good salesmen, they’re very believable, and they trick people into thinking they’ve got a problem with their home and they spend their good money and then they get ripped off,” explained Roy Cooper, NC Attorney General.
Cooper says if you think you have been a scam victim, you should contact local law enforcement and his office. Click here for a link.