Consumers may want to think twice before purchasing gift cards. A new scam proves that crooks are getting more sophisticated and the old protections just aren’t working any more.
Once the students picked up their financial aid checks, they managed to either stop enrollment or withdrew from class without the college realizing it, and pocketed nearly $3,000 each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The CHP is looking for a man posing as a mechanic who has duped stranded drivers out of hundreds of dollars.
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.
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.