Palo Alto Police Warn About Fake Kidnapping Phone ScamPolice in Palo Alto are warning the public about a new phone scam involving demands for ransom and fictitious claims about a car crash and threats of a kidnapping.
Oakland School Officials Warn Of Phone Scam Targeting FamiliesA frightening phone scam targeting Oakland Unified School District families has prompted school officials to issue a warning to parents.
Phony Kidnap Scam Targets Oakland Parents Authorities in the East Bay are warning families not to fall for a frightening scam that is targeting the parents of young children.
Scared Milpitas Mom Wires Ransom Money To Caller Posing As Her Daughter's KidnapperA Milpitas mom answered the phone and heard a female voice screaming "Mom, please help me! Someone grabbed me and I am in a van," It was a scam.
911 Phone Scammers Threaten To Report Victims To Homeland Security, ImmigrationPhone scammers using 911 caller ID are threatening to report victims to U.S Citizen and Immigration Services or Homeland Security if they don't send money.
Warning: Jury Duty Phone Scam Demands Payment For Failure To AppearScammers are posing as a law enforcement official in order to demand payment from residents for failing to appear for jury duty.
Alameda Co. DA Warns Of Phone Scammers Claiming To Be From IRSThe Alameda County District Attorney’s Office warned people Monday about scams in which callers who claim they’re from the Internal Revenue Service or other government agencies.
Phone Scam Impersonates San Mateo County Sheriff To Get Personal InfoPolice were warning Hillsborough residents to be on the lookout for telephone scammer falsely identifying themselves as a San Mateo County sheriff's lieutenant to get personal info.
Scammers Target Santa Cruz County Grandparents With Bogus Distress Phone Calls From GrandkidsThe calls are well rehearsed and dramatically presented in order for the grandparent to react emotionally and immediately.
San Mateo Police Warn Phone Scammers Are Impersonating Officers, Asking For MoneyPhone scammers are impersonating police in San Mateo and telling residents that they owe money on warrants for their arrest, police said Tuesday.
Fake Agents Dupe Taxpayers Out Of $15.5 Million In Largest IRS Phone Scam In HistoryFake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail time as part of a huge nationwide scam.
Phone Scammers Target Bay Area Small Business Owners By Posing As PG&E Bill CollectorsScammers posing as PG&E bill collectors are targeting small businesses here in the Bay Area.