AG Cooper: Guard against post-storm scams


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – In North Carolina, Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning farmers in eastern North Carolina about the potential for scams following Hurricane Matthew.

“I’ve also talked to some farmers who have farms in Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe,” said Attorney General Roy Cooper (D). “There’s real damage, particularly with the sweet potato crop.  I’m getting ready to meet with folks in Edgecombe, talking to all of them about the potential for scams, scam artists.”

The scams the attorney general referred to involve people pretending to work for power companies.

It’s believed the scammers will send information electronically about getting electricity restored, yet it turns out to be malware.

To read the full release, click here.

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