Oak Island Community Watch will meet Febuary 6th, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Police Department, second floor. For more information contact president Charlie Blalock at (910) 274-5315 or visit www.oakislandcommunitywatch.com
In the mail or over the phone: You get an announcement or call that you've won a prize. The scammers send you a check to cover taxes and fees you have to pay before you can get your prize. You're told to deposit the very real looking check into your bank account and then wire the money back. After you send the money, the check turns out to be a fake, but the scammer already has your money.
For more information on current Scams & Frauds call the Oak Island Police Dept. at (910) 278-5595 or NC Dept. of Justice at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM (toll free within North Carolina).