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Archive for April, 2014

SCAM ALERT: Credit card scam costs victims $16,000

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Two elderly people in Wilmington were victims of a credit card scam that cost them a total of $16,000.

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WPD investigates scam targeting grandparents

Monday, April 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating a credit card scam that conned two elderly victims out of $16,000.

Detectives say two Wilmington women, ages 78 and 83, told investigators that on April 8 young men posing as their grandsons on the phone told the women they needed bail money for DWI arrests. The women were then contacted by an person posing as an attorney requesting money be placed on Home Depot pre-paid credit cards. The victims were then asked to forward PINs and card numbers to the suspects.

After losing a combined $16,000, they each realized they had been scammed. Their grandsons had never been arrested.

Police caution people to be aware of potential scams and unusual phone calls from anyone asking for money. Police recommend you call friends and family to verify such requests and call police when you have questions about potential scams.

For more information on the latest scams senior citizens can visit AARP’s online Fraud Watch Network.

If you have information about the suspects in this scam or any other scams in the Wilmington area please contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609 or Text-A-Tip to Tip708.

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Take a look: Police release photo of suspect in pharmacy robbery

Monday, April 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are asking for help identifying the suspect in a recent pharmacy robbery.

Witnesses told police the man pictured in the surveillance photos released today is believed to have jumped through the pharmacy window at the Walgreen at 4521 Oleander Drive April 20 with a handgun and took prescription pills. The suspect is described as a white male, 30-35 years old, 5’7″-5’8″ weighing about 160-170 lbs.

The photos show the man entering a CVS & Walgreens.

If you have any information on who he is, contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609 or Text-A-Tip to Tip708.

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City budget could include some changes in parking fees

Monday, April 28th, 2014

The annual budget the Wilmington City Council will soon consider could include some changes in parking fees.

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Two area women targeted by scammers, lose thousands

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Two elderly Wilmington women were scammed out of thousands of dollars this month

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