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Rolk Olsen home theater system. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Con Artists Selling Fake High-End Audio Gear

Con artists are rolling through the Bay Area, offering to sell seemingly high-quality electronics for dirt cheap prices. People who fall for it could end up with a box full of poor quality audio equipment, or in some cases, nothing at all.

04/12/2013

Super Bowl Tickets (CBS)

Arrest Made In ‘Go Ravens’ Super Bowl Ticket Scam

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office announced an arrest Wednesday in a scam that cost an East Bay couple nearly $6,000 for nonexistent tickets to the Super Bowl.

03/27/2013

A Green Dot MoneyPak card. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Prepaid Cards Now Scammers’ Preferred Payment Method

More people than ever are using prepaid cards to buy things and pay bills. And now more scammers are using them, too — as a payment menthod to steal money from unsuspecting victims.

03/18/2013

Super Bowl Tickets (CBS)

Ticketmaster CEO Gives Scammed 49ers Fans Super Bowl Tickets

A diehard San Francisco 49ers fan is heading out to the Super Bowl after she was duped out of thousands of dollars in an online ticket scam.

01/30/2013

Super Bowl tickets (CBS)

Scammer Sends Hayward Couple ‘Go Ravens’ Note In Place Of $5,900 Super Bowl Tickets

The Osgood family found four seats for sale on Craigslist through an individual claiming to be a Baltimore Ravens season ticketholder. The cost seemed fair – $5,900, about double the original price.

01/29/2013

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CHP Seeking Bogus Highway Mechanic Running Fix-It Scam

The CHP is looking for a man posing as a mechanic who has duped stranded drivers out of hundreds of dollars.

01/21/2013

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Tech Report: Symantec Issues Warning Against Ransomware Scam

Software security company Symantec has issued a warning against an increasing cyber-threat. According to the company they’ve seen a dramatic jump in ransomware cases.

11/12/2012

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Oakland Residents Should Beware Of Door-To-Door Burglar Alarm Scam

Oakland police warned residents Friday to be cautious of people going door to door asking about resident’s alarm systems, as they do not appear to be working for the city and could be casing homes for burglaries.

10/13/2012

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Brentwood Man Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Scam

A Contra Costa County man is facing charges that he bilked more than 1,000 homeowners in a multi-state, multi-million dollar mortgage scam.

09/28/2012

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ConsumerWatch: More Bay Area Asian Women Victimized In ‘Ghost Scam’

The “ghost scam” continues to victimize seniors, particularly Asian women, in the Bay Area. It’s a crime so serious that the San Francisco District Attorney is personally getting the word out to potential victims.

09/18/2012

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