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Scam targets NC lawyers, but Oxford attorney doesn’t bite (access required)

Attorney General Roy Cooper has issued an alert to lawyers across the state to be on the lookout for check scams that are targeting law firms. The scams involve what appear to be authentic checks for large sums for money. Although such scams usually start with an e-mail, in two recent cases, counterfeit checks have been sent directly to attorneys in North Carolina, including one for $295,500 sent by FedEx from a phony New York address. Lawyers in Oxford and Gastonia have reported to the AG's office that they have received checks.

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