Scam

Scammers Call Posing As Microsoft Employees To Fix Computer VirusResidents in Santa Cruz County are warned to be aware of a scam targeting people with Microsoft computers.
Santa Cruz Police Warn Of Kidnapping Scam After 3 Families TargetedSanta Cruz police are warning residents to be aware of a kidnapping scam that occurred to three families this weekend, police said.
SFPD Issues Warning Of 'Mystery Shopper' Mail ScamPolice are warning the public about a 'mystery shopper' mail scam.
Scammer Selling Fake Armani Leather Jackets Tries To Dupe Campbell ShopperCampbell police were warning the public of a designer jacket scam that one shopper almost gave in.
Suspect Held, Additional Victims Sought In Oakland Sex-For-Employment ScamOakland police said Friday that they're investigating a sex-for-jobs scam in which one victim has been identified and a suspect is in custody.
San Rafael Grandmother Scammed Out Of $50K By Caller Posing As GrandsonThe 83-year-old victim said the caller sounded like her grandson and told her he had been arrested in Florida and needed $50,000 to bail out of jail.
Scammers Target Valley Fire Victims In Napa, Lake CountiesOfficials in Napa and Lake counties said people are scamming survivors of the Valley Fire through social media by asking evacuees’ for their addresses.
Scammers Target Santa Cruz County Grandparents With Bogus Distress Phone Calls From GrandkidsThe calls are well rehearsed and dramatically presented in order for the grandparent to react emotionally and immediately.
Driver Scammed In Milpitas Parking Lot CollisionA male suspect Tuesday scammed a person out of cash when the suspect said he was hit by the victim's car in a Milpitas parking lot, police said.
San Mateo Police Warn Phone Scammers Are Impersonating Officers, Asking For MoneyPhone scammers are impersonating police in San Mateo and telling residents that they owe money on warrants for their arrest, police said Tuesday.
33 Charged In $500K Insurance ‘Coffee Break’ Car Crash ScamSome defendants claimed they spilled coffee on themselves while driving, causing the crash.
Questionable Crowdfunding Campaigns May Be New Easy Money For ScammersFrom politics to potato salad, even a trip to Mars, you can raise money for just about any product with crowdfunding, but those products don’t always make it into the hands of backers.

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