Cooper views flood damage

Roy Cooper (CBS North Carolina)

TARBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper got a first-hand look at the situation in Eastern North Carolina on Monday.

“This is home for me,” he said. “I’ve also talked to some farmers who have farms in Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe. There’s real damage, particularly with the sweet potato crop. I’m getting ready to meet with folks in Edgecombe, talking to all of them about the potential for scams, scam artist.”

Cooper, who is running for governor, said there are already scams emerging. People are pretending to be from the power company, sending purported information about power restoration electronically, but actually sending malware.

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