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Police Investigation

Person Posing As Santa Clara Police Sergeant Threatening People With Arrests, Demanding Money

Santa Clara police are warning the public of a person posing as a sergeant and threatening people with an arrest warrant unless they pay their dues, police said Friday.

03/22/2015

Diamond Rings

Fake Diamonds No Different From The Real Thing?

Lab technology and engineering has advanced in big ways, producing a new brand of manmade diamond remarkably close to the real thing

03/13/2015

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Fake Monks Targeting People For Cash In San Francisco Scam

Fake monks in downtown San Francisco are allegedly targeting unsuspecting people for money in a scam for signatures on a petition.

02/26/2015

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Facebook Wants To Stop ‘Hoax’ News Stories From Showing Up In Users’ Feeds

Facebook wants to reduce the amount of “hoax” and “deliberately misleading” news stories from its users’ news feeds.

01/20/2015

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Bogus Child Predator Warning Hides San Mateo Email Phishing Scam

San Mateo police are advising Internet users to be on the lookout for a dangerous email in their inbox that is not only fraudulently reporting a child predator in the neighborhood, but also attempting to acquire the email recipients’ sensitive information.

11/12/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

Uber Employees Allegedly Tricked Lyft Drivers By Canceling Thousands Of Fake Ride Requests

Uber is in the hot seat after new data provided by Lyft shows Uber employees have ordered and canceled more than 5,000 ride from Lyft in the last year.

08/13/2014

Fake Ranger Dubbed 'Officer Spandex' Spotted On Marin County Trails

Fake Ranger Dubbed ‘Officer Spandex’ Spotted On Marin County Trails Harassing Hikers

Park rangers are telling hikers to beware of “Officer Spandex” — a bicyclist who’s been harassing people and their dogs on Marin County trails.

07/24/2014

Jeffrey Bugai was arrested July 10 for kidnapping with the intent to commit sexual assaults while impersonating a police officer. (San Francisco Police Department)

Police Arrest SF Man For Impersonating Cop To Kidnap, Sexually Assault Immigrants

A 35-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer to kidnap and sexually assault newly arrived immigrants, police said Monday.

07/21/2014

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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