A 21-year-old San Francisco man has been arrested for allegedly setting up a Craigslist rental scam for a Hercules home that was sold earlier this week, police said Wednesday.
Scammers posing as PG&E bill collectors are targeting small businesses here in the Bay Area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fall for a scam once and there’s a good chance you’ll be targeted again.
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.