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Larry Magid: Teen Identity Theft Becoming More Prevalent

The Family Online Safety Institute Conference wrapped up on Thursday in Washington, D.C. with one of the more unique panels focusing on teen identity theft, fraud and security.

11/08/2013

(CBS)

Scammers Steal $4K In Cash, Jewelry From Richmond Woman

Police are attempting to locate two men who scammed an elderly woman out of about $4,000 in cash and jewelry on Thursday by claiming they needed help to claim a winning lottery ticket.

11/01/2013

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San Jose Woman Posing As Lawyer Convicted Of Grand Theft

A San Jose woman who served a prison sentence from a 2004 grand theft conviction has been sentenced in Santa Clara County Superior Court to another term for defrauding victims of $124,000.

10/19/2013

(CBS)

SF Residents Warned Of People Impersonating Police In Phone Scams

San Francisco police are warning the public about a telephone scam in which people are impersonating police officers and demanding payments for overdue loan debts or traffic tickets.

09/26/2013

(CBS)

Napa Financial Advisor Admits To Fraud, Forging $1.8M In Checks

A financial advisor who formerly worked for Morgan Stanley & Co. and then Wells Fargo Advisors has admitted in federal court in San Francisco to forging an elderly widow’s name to $1.8 million worth of checks, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

09/18/2013

(CBS)

Brentwood Woman Charged In Mortgage Fraud Case

A Contra Costa County woman and Las Vegas man face charges for their alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar mortgage scam that bilked more than a thousand homeowners.

09/12/2013

(CBS)

Richmond Man Indicted On Multiple Fraud Charges For Alleged Insurance Scheme

A Richmond man has been indicted on more than 100 charges and several other Contra Costa County residents were arrested this week in connection with an insurance fraud scheme in which fires and car crashes were allegedly set up to file false claims, prosecutors said.

08/16/2013

Credit cards. (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

East Bay Woman Accused Of Credit Card Fraud After Restaurant Mix Up

A woman who dined at a Newark seafood restaurant on her birthday and was handed the wrong credit card by the waitress at the end of her meal was arrested after she took the card and headed to a nearby mall on Sunday evening, police said.

08/12/2013

Amalek Elyassnia, a San Jose real estate agent, is accused of scamming investors out of $500,000. (San Jose Police Department)

Warrant Out For San Jose Real Estate Agent Accused In $500K Scam

An arrest warrant has been issued for a San Jose real estate agent charged with scamming victims in a deal involving a building in Modesto, prosecutors said Friday.

07/13/2013

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Caltrans Contractor Sentenced For Fraud, Will Forfeit Yoda

A printing contractor was sentenced to nine years in prison for defrauding the California Department of Transportation of nearly $1.9 million, part of which he spent on Star Wars memorabilia that included a life-size Yoda.

07/12/2013

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