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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

(CBS)

Elderly South San Francisco Resident Loses $12,000 To Phone Scam

An elderly South San Francisco resident lost more than $12,000 to a telephone scam over the past several months, police reported Tuesday.

03/18/2014

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: 4 Bay Area Travel Agencies Closed, Accused of Selling ‘Worthless’ Tickets

At least 14 customers of a group of Bay Area travel agencies have filed complaints, alleging they were sold worthless plane tickets to China, Hong Kong and other places in Asia.

03/04/2014

Gas pump.

Six Arrested For Skimming Credit Card Numbers From Bay Area Gas Stations

Six people tied to an elaborate identity theft ring suspected of skimming credit card information from gas pumps throughout the Bay Area have been investigated after a two-year investigation.

02/21/2014

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San Jose Woman Duped Out Of $500K In Nigerian Online Dating Scam

A San Jose woman bilked out of $500,000 by a Nigerian scam artist on a dating website luckily recovered $200,000 from a bank in Turkey, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

01/15/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Rip-Offs, Cons Plague Bay Area Rental Market

In part four of the KCBS Cover Story Series, “Through the Roof,” Doug Sovern looks at some of the rip-offs and cons that have plagued Bay Area renters during the latest boom.

12/19/2013

An elderly man crosses an intersection on his mobility scooter in central Berlin on May 18, 2011. Germany is considering a new tax to soften the impact of a rapidly ageing society, media reported on April 4, 2012, as Europe's top economy becomes greyer and its population slumps amid low birth rates. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trio Convicted In San Francisco Federal Court Of $1.6M Medicare Fraud

Two medical equipment supply company owners and an associate have been convicted in federal court in San Francisco of conspiring in a $1.6 million Medicare fraud concerning power wheelchairs.

12/06/2013

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Woman Arrested At SFO Car Rental Allegedly Had Fake ID, Drugs, Stolen Checks

A San Francisco woman was arrested an airport car rental facility with a fake drivers license, altered personal checks, credit cards, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

11/23/2013

(CBS)

Oakland Chinese Restaurant Owner Charged With Labor Violations

The owner of a Chinese buffet in Oakland has been charged in Alameda County Superior Court with 16 labor violations, including failing to pay minimum wages to his workers and committing payroll tax and workers’ compensation fraud.

11/20/2013

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Petaluma Police Warn Of Phone Scam Claiming Customers Owe PG&E

Petaluma police are warning residents about a telephone fraud operation that claims people owe money on their PG&E accounts.

11/09/2013

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