NC AG Stein, consumer experts to hold panel discussing COVID-19 scams

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The National Consumers League (NCL) will host a virtual “fireside chat” with North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and others on Thursday.

Stein and consumer protection experts will discuss keeping North Carolinians safe from COVID-19 scams.

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Since the pandemic began, NCL has seen an uptick in complaints about multiple scams “preying on increasingly vulnerable, financially-strapped, and fearful consumers,” a release said.

Scammers are running stimulus check fraud operations, phishing schemes, unemployment benefits scams, as well as pet adoption fraud.

The virtual event will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. You can register to watch here.

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