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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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ConsumerWatch: Simple Steps To Protecting Yourself From Cyber Monday Scammers

Buyers beware, Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year; and with so much money changing hands on one day, it’s Christmas-come-early for online scammers.

12/02/2013

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Bay Area Man Loses $25,000 In Convoluted ‘Kenyan Fortune’ Scam

A suspect scammed a man out of more than $25,000 in Fremont last week by posing as the heir to a Kenyan fortune, according to police.

11/28/2013

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Petaluma Police Warn Of Phone Scam Claiming Customers Owe PG&E

Petaluma police are warning residents about a telephone fraud operation that claims people owe money on their PG&E accounts.

11/09/2013

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Scammers Steal $4K In Cash, Jewelry From Richmond Woman

Police are attempting to locate two men who scammed an elderly woman out of about $4,000 in cash and jewelry on Thursday by claiming they needed help to claim a winning lottery ticket.

11/01/2013

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