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Scammers Target Santa Cruz County Grandparents With Bogus Distress Phone Calls From Grandkids

The calls are well rehearsed and dramatically presented in order for the grandparent to react emotionally and immediately.

08/22/2015

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Driver Scammed In Milpitas Parking Lot Collision

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.

08/15/2015

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San Mateo Police Warn Phone Scammers Are Impersonating Officers, Asking For Money

Phone scammers are impersonating police in San Mateo and telling residents that they owe money on warrants for their arrest, police said Tuesday.

07/22/2015

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33 Charged In $500K Insurance ‘Coffee Break’ Car Crash Scam

Some defendants claimed they spilled coffee on themselves while driving, causing the crash.

07/17/2015

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Questionable Crowdfunding Campaigns May Be New Easy Money For Scammers

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.

06/30/2015

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Scammer Dupes Man Into Buying ‘Very Expensive Italian’ Leather Jackets

A suspect duped a 64-year-old San Bruno man into buying what he claimed were very expensive leather jackets at a discounted rate.

06/17/2015

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Don’t Fall For Mother’s Day Scams Using Phony Florists, E-Cards To Steal Your Identity

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.

05/09/2015

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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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