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(CBS)

Scammers Take Thousands In Valuables From Women In SF Chinatown

Two women were duped out of thousands of dollars in separate incidents in San Francisco over the holiday weekend, the latest in a series of fraud cases that police said Tuesday could be part of an organized effort targeting older Asian women.

09/04/2012

James Wilson was arrested on alleged rental fraud in Santa Clara County (Santa Clara County DA)

Alleged Real Estate Scammer Busted Over Fake South Bay Rentals

Jame Troy Wilson has been charged with operating a scheme where he took over foreclosed properties, made false claims of ownership and then took thousands of dollars from unsuspecting renters.

08/24/2012

A letter claiming to be from the British National Lottery, which does not exist. (Source: SFPD)

San Francisco Police Warning Public Of Lottery Scam

San Francisco police were warning the public about a scam in which victims are mailed fraudulent checks by a non-existent lottery organization.

07/20/2012

A man prints out a lottery ticket. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Couple Sought In South San Francisco Lottery Scam

Police in South San Francisco were searching for a couple who scammed a woman out of money and jewelry with the promise of sharing $100,000 in lottery winnings.

06/18/2012

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Mystery Shopper Scam Flourishing In Bad Economy

SUNNYVALE (CBS 5) – An old scam with some new tweaks is making the rounds, and scammers are casting a wide net, even sending solicitations to children. 12-year-old Keily Watson of Sunnyvale recently received one […]

06/04/2012

(CBS)

Scammers Targeting Elderly Asian Women In SF Sunset District

San Francisco police are warning the public about scam artists who are targeting elderly Asian women in the city’s Sunset District.

03/28/2012

Web site image of San Francisco-based Craigslist.(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Scammers Selling Fake Disneyland Tickets On Craigslist

A handful of Bay Area residents are reporting they’ve been scammed by on-line sellers offering discounted tickets to Disneyland. The suspect ads all appeared on Craigslist in the past month.

03/08/2012

Alfonso Salazar (Contra Costa County District Attorney)

Former Real Estate Agent Arrested In East Bay Foreclosure Rental Scam

A Contra Costa County man faces nine felony counts ranging from grand theft to perjury and burglary in what prosecutors call a sophisticated foreclosure rental scam.

02/27/2012

Customers using the self-checkout at a Lucky supermarket. (CBS)

Donations Still Pouring In To Blue Star Moms After Grocery Scam

Donations are still being sent to Blue Star Moms after word that they were victimized in a recent card reading scam at Lucky’s Supermarket.

12/28/2011

Salvation Army kettle

NorCal Pair Accused Of Using Salvation Army Bell, Kettle To Enrich Themselves

A man and woman used a Salvation Army bell and kettle to collect money outside a Modesto Wal-Mart for themselves, according to investigators.

12/19/2011

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