Scam Alert!

Published 4:38 pm Friday, April 19, 2024

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AHOSKIE – Citizens here are being warned about a scam.

On Thursday of this week, the Ahoskie Police posted on their Facebook page regarding a report they received regarding two men that are allegedly impersonating Town of Ahoskie employees.

APD Chief Michele Garrett said the two men are attempting to convince property owners to sell their land to the town or tear it down.

They are apparently presenting paperwork for the property owners to sign. Chief Garrett warned local citizens not to sign the paperwork.

She added that the two suspects are reportedly traveling in a burgundy colored van.

If you are approached by these men, please contact the Ahoskie Police Department at 252-332-5011.

Imposter scams are on the rise, according to a recent story by the North Carolina News Service. This type of crime is where scammers represent themselves as fake government agents or bogus businesses, costing victims in North Carolina almost $190 million last year alone.

Nationwide, a record $10 billion was lost to scams in 2023.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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