US Attorney for Triangle area says coronavirus-related scams are on the rise


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Bobby Higdon Jr. says he’s seeing a rise in the numbers of scams related to the coronavirus.

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He sat down with CBS 17 Consumer Investigator Steve Sbraccia to talk about that and what the federal government can do to stop those perpetuating the scams — even if they originate overseas.

Higdon says one of the most important things you can do is report COVID-19 scams to the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or

Watch the full interview below.

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