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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

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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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IRS Phone Scam Hits Victims On The Peninsula

The Internal Revenue Service is warning the public of a widespread phone scam in which phony IRS agents get victims to pay money based on false tax bills.

03/11/2014

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Phone Scam Has Caller Posing As Law Enforcement, Threatening Arrests Of Victims

San Mateo police are warning the public of a scam in which a caller claims to be a law enforcement officer and then asks for money.

02/17/2014

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Pacifica Utility Scam Demands Payment For Unpaid PG&E Bill

Police in Pacifica warn of utility scammers claiming to be PG&E employees telling residents to immediately make a payment for an overdue bill or get their service shut off.

02/08/2014

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Fremont Police Warning Residents Of IRS Phone Scam

Police in Fremont were warning residents of a scam that has been ongoing since early 2013.

01/30/2014

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San Jose Woman Duped Out Of $500K In Nigerian Online Dating Scam

A San Jose woman bilked out of $500,000 by a Nigerian scam artist on a dating website luckily recovered $200,000 from a bank in Turkey, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

01/15/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Scammers Impersonating IRS Agents As Tax Season Arrives

HAYWARD (KPIX 5) – Tax season is right around the corner and scammers are already trying to take advantage of consumers by impersonating Internal Revenue Service agents. Cheryl Singh got a phone call from a […]

01/15/2014

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Scam Artists Target Elderly Drivers In El Cerrito Shopping Centers

Scam artists attempted to trick drivers into thinking they hit them with their cars.

12/14/2013

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