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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

Prepaid debit cards for sale (CBS)

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

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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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Where To Buy A Cheap Car Online

In place of tiny columns with cryptic abbreviations of a car’s conditions, the Internet boasts searchable listings with generous detail and expansive photo galleries.

06/16/2014

A sample driver's license (Department Of Motor Vehicles)

San Jose Police: Scammers Charging Undocumented Immigrants For Driver’s Licenses

Scammers are trying to convince immigrants that they can get them a valid license now, and even posing as DMV staff and lawyers in some cases, charging as much as $1000.

05/31/2014

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Con Artists Keep Track Of Victims, Pass Names To Other Scammers In ‘Sucker Lists’

Fall for a scam once and there’s a good chance you’ll be targeted again.

05/12/2014

Prepaid debit cards for sale (CBS)

South City Scammers Pose As PG&E Workers To Bilk Customers With Prepaid Debit Cards

South San Francisco Police are warning the public of a scam in which the caller claims to be from PG&E and asks for a utility payment through a Green Dot prepaid debit card.

05/10/2014

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San Jose Woman Charged With Pocketing Deposits From Renters Who Answered Craigslist Ad

Monique Geraldine Morris was arraigned in Superior Court in San Jose on three counts of grand theft and one count of attempted grand theft.

05/02/2014

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