Hedge Fund Accused In $10M Ponzi Scheme; Fake Tech Shares Fund Execs' Luxury LifestyleAn allegedly phony hedge fund made millions in a Ponzi scheme selling fake pre-IPO shares of Uber, Airbnb, Alibaba, among other companies.
Jewelry Boxes Stolen From Elderly San Francisco Woman's Home By Burglar Posing As Utility WorkerTwo jewelry boxes were stolen from a 77-year-old woman after she let a man posing as a utility worker into her home in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, police said Thursday.
Phony Sheriff's Deputy Reported Going Door-To-Door In San CarlosSan Mateo County sheriff’s deputies are warning residents in San Carlos about a man who was going door-to-door earlier this week claiming to be from the sheriff’s office.
Yelp To Alert Consumers On Fake ReviewsYelp Inc. said Thursday that some businesses go to “extreme lengths” to boost positive reviews. This includes paying people to write them.
Phony Bank Manager Sought In San Francisco Elderly ScamSan Francisco police were asking for the public’s help in finding a man who has been pretending to be a bank manager in order to scam elderly women out of thousands of dollars.
Vallejo Man Guilty In Mortgage Scam Run Out Of Benicia DeliA Vallejo man who ran a mortgage scam from a Deli in Benicia has been forced to repay his victims. Rocky Prasad was convicted of two counts of grand theft for falsely offering mortgage loans to two Santa Clara County home-buyers.
Phony FBI Agent Robs Man In San Francisco Bayview DistrictA man posing as an FBI agent robbed another man in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Monday afternoon, police said.
ConsumerWatch: Renters Getting Burned By New Online Apartment Rental ScamTrulia.com will now post advisories on all its rental ads warning about scamming tactics. It will also require more identifying information from individuals posting apartment rentals.