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Phony Sheriff’s Deputy Reported Going Door-To-Door In San Carlos

San 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.

03/08/2013

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Yelp To Alert Consumers On Fake Reviews

Yelp Inc. said Thursday that some businesses go to “extreme lengths” to boost positive reviews. This includes paying people to write them.

10/18/2012

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Phony Bank Manager Sought In San Francisco Elderly Scam

San 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.

12/07/2011

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Vallejo Man Guilty In Mortgage Scam Run Out Of Benicia Deli

A 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.

11/22/2011

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Phony FBI Agent Robs Man In San Francisco Bayview District

A man posing as an FBI agent robbed another man in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Monday afternoon, police said.

CBS San Francisco–08/02/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Renters Getting Burned By New Online Apartment Rental Scam

Trulia.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.

KPIX 5–07/27/2011