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An exterior view of Tri-Valley University on Boulder Ct. in Pleasanton. (Tri-Valley University)

Head Of Pleasanton ‘Sham University’ Convicted Of Fraud

The president of a defunct online university described by authorities as a sham has been convicted of creating a front for foreign students seeking to establish U.S. immigration status.

03/25/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Scammers Impersonating IRS Agents As Tax Season Arrives

HAYWARD (KPIX 5) – Tax season is right around the corner and scammers are already trying to take advantage of consumers by impersonating Internal Revenue Service agents. Cheryl Singh got a phone call from a […]

01/15/2014

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2 Arrested In Alleged ID Theft, Squatting At Walnut Creek Home

A man and woman were arrested for allegedly squatting in an unoccupied Walnut Creek home after stealing the identity of the former owner to create a fake lease, police said Friday.

07/19/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Beware Canceled Tickets Being Sold Online

Consumers who buy tickets for concerts and sporting events through third party venders like Craigslist are taking the risk that those tickets are worthless. That’s because…

05/16/2013

A couple argues on the "Kiss Cam" at a Grizzlies game. (Fresno Grizzlies/CBS)

Real Or Fake? Breakup At Minor League Giants Game Stirs Online Debate

Video of an apparent breakup at a Fresno Grizzlies game has crated some buzz on the internet, but the dramatic breakup may be little more than a stunt by team employees.

05/09/2013

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Phony Sheriff’s Deputy Reported Going Door-To-Door In San Carlos

San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies are warning residents in San Carlos about a man who was going door-to-door earlier this week claiming to be from the sheriff’s office.

03/08/2013

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Woman Admits Fabricating UC Santa Cruz Rape, Beating

A woman who told the University of California at Santa Cruz police that she was sexually assaulted on campus earlier this month admitted to fabricating the incident, the campus police chief said Thursday.

02/28/2013

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About The Bay: Investigator Pours Over Fake Wines

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but if you’re a wine collector, that’s exactly what you’re doing – when you add bottles of wine to your collection. After all, wine labels can be deceiving, and in some cases, counterfeit.

12/17/2012

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Christian Man Pretends To Be Gay For A Year, Writes A Book About Experience

An evangelical Christian from Tennessee has sparked controversy with a new book about his experience pretending to be a gay man for a year.

12/04/2012

A walnut shipment is prepared at the Mariani Nut Company. (CBS)

California Growers Scammed Out Big Money Walnut Shipments

Red Bluff and Stockton thefts occurred when drivers arrived for scheduled pickups and presented all the right paperwork, including purchase orders, all of which turned out to be fake.

11/16/2012

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