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Facebook Accidentally Blocks Native Americans For Using ‘Fake’ Names

Native Americans say Facebook is locking them out of their accounts because the social media giant thinks their names are fake, according to Colorlines.

02/10/2015

serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

‘Serial Stowaway’ Arrested After Sneaking On Plane, Checking Into Florida Resort Under Another Person’s Name

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how a woman with a history of boarding airplanes without a ticket was able to fly, ticket-free, from Minnesota to Florida.

02/09/2015

Invoice from Scholastic School Supply. Authorities say the company was fake and accuse Robert Armstrong of operating a scam that defrauded thousands of schools. (CBS)

Bay Area Schools Receive Bogus Bills For Books In Alleged Nationwide Scam

Bay Area schools have been put on notice about a potential scam that could cost them. Investigators believe the man behind the scheme allegedly defrauded thousands of schools across the country in a fake billing scam.

02/06/2015

E. Gary Smith, owner of Menalto Cleaners in Menlo Park. (CBS)

Menlo Park Dry Cleaning Business Owner Accused Of Defrauding Customers Out Of $700K

The owner of a Menlo Park dry cleaning business was arrested Wednesday for allegedly defrauding dozens of customers a total of nearly $700,000, police said.

01/14/2015

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San Francisco and L.A. County District Attorneys Sue Uber, Reach Settlement With Lyft

The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angles announced on Tuesday they are suing ride services company Uber and have reached a settlement with Lyft.

12/09/2014

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

5 Real Estate Investors Indicted For Fraud, Bid Rigging At East Bay Foreclosure Auctions

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brent Snyder referred to the brokers as “an elite group conspiring together for their own profit.”

12/05/2014

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Burlingame, Hillsborough Fire Chief Accused Of Grand Theft, Fraud

The chief of San Mateo County’s Central County Fire Department is facing charges that he participated in a complicated financial scheme with his wife that led to him fraudulently obtaining nearly $35,000, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

12/03/2014

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11 Investors Accused Of Bid Rigging, Fraud In Northern California Foreclosure Auctions

A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted 11 real estate investors on multiple charges of bid-rigging and fraud schemes at foreclosure auctions in Northern California, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Thursday.

11/20/2014

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Oakland-Based Tax Preparer Allegedly Bilked Low-Income Customers Out Of Their Earned Income Credit Money

The suit alleges Oakland-based Instant Tax lured low income customers with the promise of quick refunds or small “refund anticipation loans,” but withheld large portions of their refunds.

11/20/2014

Suspects in the case of a $10K shopping spree at Apple stores with a woman's stolen credit card.

Thieves Go On $10K Shopping Spree At Apple Stores With Stolen Credit Card; No One Checked Their I.D.?

Thieves made a whopping $10,000 worth of gift card charges at 3 different Apple stores with a stolen credit card, and it didn’t set off a red flag with a single employee.

11/08/2014

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