Scam

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San Francisco Police Warn Residents About Trending Scams

San Francisco police are warning residents about several potential scams that have recently been reported in the area.

10/19/2014

(CBS)

Santa Cruz Sheriff Warns Of Phone Scam Seeking $500 For Missing Jury Duty

Scammers are calling people in Santa Cruz County claiming to be sheriff’s deputies and telling them they should use a money card to pay $500 fines for missing jury duty, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

09/23/2014

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Burglars Posing As Animal Service Officers Ransack Elderly Couple’s Fremont Home

A man who posed as a Fremont animal services officer burglarized the home of an elderly couple on Wednesday.

09/19/2014

(CBS)

2 Scammers Use Fake Charity To Dupe SSF Man Out Of $1100

The two suspects are described as black men in their 30s with black hair and brown eyes. One is described as being five feet eight inches tall and the other is believed to be about five feet ten inches tall.

08/09/2014

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San Francisco Man Arrested For Alleged Craigslist Rental Scam With Recently Sold Hercules Home

A 21-year-old San Francisco man has been arrested for allegedly setting up a Craigslist rental scam for a Hercules home that was sold earlier this week, police said Wednesday.

08/06/2014

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Phone Scammers Target Bay Area Small Business Owners By Posing As PG&E Bill Collectors

Scammers posing as PG&E bill collectors are targeting small businesses here in the Bay Area.

07/21/2014

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Marin Police Warn Of Phone Scam Involving Missed Jury Duty

The Central Marin Police Authority is warning the public about a phone scam in which a scammer impersonates a law enforcement officer and threatens a resident with arrest for not appearing for jury duty unless the resident pays a fee.

07/16/2014

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South City Safeway Clerk Foils IRS Phone Scam, Saves Woman Thousands

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.

07/05/2014

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Fake Tree Trimming Crew Burglarizes San Leandro Home

San Leandro police say men posing as tree trimming company employees stole a personal items, including jewels from a woman who thought she was getting a sales pitch on their services.

07/03/2014

(CBS)

Oakland Medical Supply Company Owners Sentenced For Medicare Wheelchair Scam

Two medical equipment supply company owners and an associate were sentenced in federal court in Oakland earlier this week to prison terms for their roles in a $1.6 million Medicare fraud concerning phony prescriptions for power wheelchairs.

06/20/2014

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