Hedge Fund Accused In $10M Ponzi Scheme; Fake Tech Shares Fund Execs' Luxury LifestyleAn allegedly phony hedge fund made millions in a Ponzi scheme selling fake pre-IPO shares of Uber, Airbnb, Alibaba, among other companies.
Eco-Friendly Macy's Christmas Tree Goes Up In Union SquareMacy's workers began setting up the annual holiday tree Saturday, and as has been the case for the past 5 years, it's artificial.
Person Posing As Santa Clara Police Sergeant Threatening People With Arrests, Demanding MoneySanta 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.
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
Fake Monks Targeting People For Cash In San Francisco ScamFake monks in downtown San Francisco are allegedly targeting unsuspecting people for money in a scam for signatures on a petition.
Facebook Wants To Stop 'Hoax' News Stories From Showing Up In Users' FeedsFacebook wants to reduce the amount of “hoax” and “deliberately misleading” news stories from its users’ news feeds.
Bogus Child Predator Warning Hides San Mateo Email Phishing ScamSan 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.
Uber Employees Allegedly Tricked Lyft Drivers By Canceling Thousands Of Fake Ride RequestsUber 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.
Fake Ranger Dubbed 'Officer Spandex' Spotted On Marin County Trails Harassing HikersPark rangers are telling hikers to beware of "Officer Spandex" -- a bicyclist who's been harassing people and their dogs on Marin County trails.
Police Arrest SF Man For Impersonating Cop To Kidnap, Sexually Assault ImmigrantsA 35-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer to kidnap and sexually assault newly arrived immigrants, police said Monday.
Head Of Pleasanton ‘Sham University’ Convicted Of FraudThe 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.
ConsumerWatch: Scammers Impersonating IRS Agents As Tax Season Arrives