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10:48 am on Saturday August 23, 2014

Fake fliers scamming area hotels: From identity theft to operating an unlicensed business

"A flier slipped under a hotel room door could lead to identity theft. The scam isn't new, but Grand Strand hotel owners are seeing it a lot more this year [...] To protect yourself, gather all restaurant and attraction information from the front...
5:37 pm on Tuesday February 4, 2014

Scam Alert: 'One ring' cell phone scam hitting Carolinas

The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is warning cell phone users about a new scam that can add unauthorized charges to their monthly wireless bills.The scam has been dubbed the "one ring" scam because victims' phones ring only...
8:31 am on Thursday April 25, 2013

Thieves posing as Santee Cooper employees, company says

Santee Cooper is warning customers in Horry County of possible thieves posing as Santee Cooper employees who are entering businesses and demanding immediate payment of bills.
10:56 am on Thursday March 21, 2013

SCE&G warns of scam artists posing as utility employees

South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging business and residential customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees. A number of customers have reported instances of individuals portraying themselves as SCE&G employees over...
5:24 am on Thursday March 21, 2013

Scam artists posing as SCE&G employees

South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging business and residential customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees. A number of customers have reported instances of individuals portraying themselves as SCE&G employees over...
2:04 am on Tuesday December 25, 2012

Local councilman's e-mail account proclaims a London mugging

Most of us know at least one person that's been affected by the "I've been mugged in a foreign country" e-mail scam, but it was a little bit more embarrassing when it hits a local councilman. Charleston Councilman William Dudley Gregorie's e-mail...
2:03 am on Tuesday December 25, 2012

Local councilman's e-mail account proclaims a London mugging

Most of us know at least one person that's been affected by the "I've been mugged in a foreign country" e-mail scam, but it was a little bit more embarrassing when it hits a local councilman. Charleston Councilman William Dudley Gregorie's e-mail...
9:12 am on Thursday November 29, 2012

Medicare phone scam targets elderly South Carolinians

Photo by flickr member Clemson The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is warning Medicare recipients to beware of cold calls asking for their Medicare number or bank information. Medicare uses Social Security numbers as identification....
6:24 am on Wednesday August 29, 2012

No, Obama will not pay your Santee Cooper bill

Flickr User: Icrontic.com A reader alerted us to a national scam that has been around for a few months and it may find its way to our area.  Victims of the scam have been reported in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New England, Utah...
7:06 am on Monday August 20, 2012

Scam Alert: Chase scam emails

We reported on Verizon scam emails back in March, another email phishing scam has started circulating over this past weekend and it's one from Chase Financial. We haven't found any articles on this particular email phishing scam, but it's a pretty...

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