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