Retailers' Efforts to Stop Gift Card Scams Often Fall ShortGift cards are worth billions to retailers yet they are a common tool for scammers. Now some question whether stores that profit from gift card-related scams should be doing more to stop them.
The Biggest Black Lives Matter Page On Facebook Is FakeFor at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia.
Facebook's New Tool Reveals If You're Being ScammedThe social network unveiled on Wednesday a security feature that lets you see a list of recent emails sent by Facebook.
Phone Scam Targets Recipients Of Medi-Cal, Social ServicesSanta Clara County social service agencies are warning residents to be aware of fraudulent texts and calls from people claiming to be with state agencies.
Construction Boss Accused Of Scamming, Imprisoning Undocumented WorkersThe owner of a construction company in Hayward accused of preying on undocumented workers who say they were locked away at night for months has repeatedly faced charges of cheating immigrant laborers.
Napa County DA Warns Residents About Fraudulent FEMA Assistance ScamThe District Attorney for Napa County Allison Haley is warning residents about fraudulent Federal Emergency Management Agency applications by identity thieves capitalizing on the deadly and destructive North Bay fires.
Californians Warned Of Hurricane Harvey Charity ScamsCalifornians should be careful when donating money to charities purporting to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Sophisticated Email Scam Targets Home Buyers Ready To CloseBay Area home buyers are being targeted by an alarming and sophisticated email scam that can wipe out a victim's life savings in an instant.
Palo Alto Police Warn About Fake Kidnapping Phone ScamPolice in Palo Alto are warning the public about a new phone scam involving demands for ransom and fictitious claims about a car crash and threats of a kidnapping.
Scammers Trick Consumers Into Believing Their Computers Are InfectedAs ransomware attacks crippled computer systems in over 60 countries Friday, FTC and its state partners were urging Internet users to take measures to protect themselves online.
Fake Marin Landlord Promised Immigrants Housing In Exchange For Sex, MoneySan Rafael police have arrested a fake landlord on charges that include prostitution, after an undercover sting revealed he was trying to get sex and rent money for a fake apartments.
Russian Mastermind Behind Global Spam Scheme Arrested In SpainU.S. authorities are working to dismantle a global computer network that sent hundreds of millions of spam emails worldwide each year.