San Francisco police are warning the public about a telephone scam in which people are impersonating police officers and demanding payments for overdue loan debts or traffic tickets.
A notorious “snake scam” has slithered its way into San Mateo and Burlingame, prompting police there to join the hunt.
Police were urging residents to be on the lookout for individuals posing as utility workers following a burglary in Oakland’s Crocker Highlands neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.
Mountain View police are searching for potential victims of three teenagers arrested Thursday who allegedly lured victims on blind dates to rob them.
A man who had come to San Francisco to sell an expensive watch to an online bidder was beaten and robbed near the Alemany Farmers’ Market site on Tuesday evening, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
In a crime known as “spoofing,” an increasing number of crooks and con artists are passing off other people’s phone numbers as their own to help them pull off scams.
Consumers who buy tickets for concerts and sporting events through third party venders like Craigslist are taking the risk that those tickets are worthless. That’s because…
Consumers may want to think twice before purchasing gift cards. A new scam proves that crooks are getting more sophisticated and the old protections just aren’t working any more.
Once the students picked up their financial aid checks, they managed to either stop enrollment or withdrew from class without the college realizing it, and pocketed nearly $3,000 each.
Con artists are rolling through the Bay Area, offering to sell seemingly high-quality electronics for dirt cheap prices. People who fall for it could end up with a box full of poor quality audio equipment, or in some cases, nothing at all.