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Fake Monks Targeting People For Cash In San Francisco Scam

Fake monks in downtown San Francisco are allegedly targeting unsuspecting people for money in a scam for signatures on a petition.

02/26/2015

Invoice from Scholastic School Supply. Authorities say the company was fake and accuse Robert Armstrong of operating a scam that defrauded thousands of schools. (CBS)

Bay Area Schools Receive Bogus Bills For Books In Alleged Nationwide Scam

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.

02/06/2015

Ayanna Bastain, 32, the suspect arrested by Walnut Creek police for an ATM crime called "shoulder surfing". (photo credit: Walnut Creek P.D.)

‘Shoulder Surfing’ Suspect Arrested On Theft, Elder Abuse Charges In Contra Costa County ATM 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”.

01/27/2015

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City Officials Warn Of Bogus Water Workers Burglarizing San Francisco Homes

San Francisco city officials are warning residents of a scam, where would-be burglars are posing as water department workers.

01/09/2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris  (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

California Attorney General Warns Undocumented Immigrants Against Driver’s License Scams

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is issuing a warning to undocumented immigrants to beware of scams that offer help to obtain a driver’s license or obtain legal status under President Obama’s Deferred Action Program.

12/05/2014

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Bogus Child Predator Warning Hides San Mateo Email Phishing Scam

San Mateo police are advising Internet users to be on the lookout for a dangerous email in their inbox that is not only fraudulently reporting a child predator in the neighborhood, but also attempting to acquire the email recipients’ sensitive information.

11/12/2014

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Woman Suspected Of Running Blessing Scams, Robbing Elderly SF Chinese Residents Detained In New York

A 61-year-old Chinese woman who allegedly took part in blessing scams that ripped off older Chinese residents in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City, was detained in New York as she attempted to flee the U.S. for China.

11/04/2014

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Fed Jury Indicts Haitian Man In Email Takeover Scam, That Emptied $233K From NorCal Man’s Account

Authorities said Maxito Pean sent a phishing email to a man in Saratoga to trick him into entering his bank username and password on a phony website.

10/29/2014

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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

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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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