Fake 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.
Scammers posing as PG&E bill collectors are targeting small businesses here in the Bay Area.
An alert grocery store clerk helped foil a phone scam by stopping a woman before she handed over thousands of dollars to a IRS fake agent.
Police in Fremont were warning residents of a scam that has been ongoing since early 2013.
Petaluma police are warning residents about a telephone fraud operation that claims people owe money on their PG&E accounts.
Officials in San Mateo are warning residents to beware of telephone scammers who have recently conned elderly victims into wiring money abroad under false pretenses, police said.