Message From The Chief
men and women of the Oak Island Police Department are committed to
protecting the citizens and visitors of Oak Island and preventing crime
through a partnership with the community. The Department is dedicated to providing police service at the most
professional level. We practice community-based policing and strive to build
a strong relationship with the citizens we serve.
How the Scam Works:
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 www.oakislandpolice.com
NC Dept. of Justice at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM toll free within North Carolina/http://ncdoj.gov/