Authorities warn of recent scams in two North Carolina counties

Chowan County Scam Artist

Authorities are warning residents of two North Carolina counties of recent scams.

Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie says there is an ongoing scam where will call on a number that appears local — and may even be your own.

A vocie on the call requests that you input or speak a pin number or your social security number. Doughtie cautions residents to hang up on the call.

The Chowan County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday also warned its residents of a scam where someone paid a “significant amount of money” for a driveway to be paved.

The job was never completed, and the suspects cashed a check made out for the job immediately.

According to the sheriff’s office the suspects in the case were a father and son team from the Washington County area of the state.

The two are reportedly known for taking advantage of elderly residents.

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