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.
Monique Geraldine Morris was arraigned in Superior Court in San Jose on three counts of grand theft and one count of attempted grand theft.
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.
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.
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.
Police in Fremont were warning residents of a scam that has been ongoing since early 2013.