The calls are well rehearsed and dramatically presented in order for the grandparent to react emotionally and immediately.
A male suspect Tuesday scammed a person out of cash when the suspect said he was hit by the victim’s car in a Milpitas parking lot, police said.
Phone scammers are impersonating police in San Mateo and telling residents that they owe money on warrants for their arrest, police said Tuesday.
Some defendants claimed they spilled coffee on themselves while driving, causing the crash.
From politics to potato salad, even a trip to Mars, you can raise money for just about any product with crowdfunding, but those products don’t always make it into the hands of backers.
A suspect duped a 64-year-old San Bruno man into buying what he claimed were very expensive leather jackets at a discounted rate.
Roses, lilies, daisies – beautiful bouquets are most popular Mother’s Day gifts but scammers can make you sorry you ever tried to give flowers to mom.
Fake monks in downtown San Francisco are allegedly targeting unsuspecting people for money in a scam for signatures on a petition.
Bay Area schools have been put on notice about a potential scam that could cost them. Investigators believe the man behind the scheme allegedly defrauded thousands of schools across the country in a fake billing scam.
An ATM scam in Walnut Creek has police warning people to be aware of their surroundings especially when they’re withdrawing cash. A suspect has since been arrested for something police call, “shoulder surfing”.