A screen image of a spam-filled Pinterest board. (@hermioneway/Pinterest)

Pinterest Accounts Hacked By Spam Showing Women’s Butts, Diet Ads

Multiple accounts of the social networking and media sharing site Pinterest were apparently hacked by a spammer with a fixation on women’s rear ends.


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ConsumerWatch: Simple Steps To Protecting Yourself From Cyber Monday Scammers

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.


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.



Man Arrested For Scamming Tourists, Posed As Parking Attendant Near Pier 39

A noted scammer was arrested again near San Francisco’s Pier 39 over the weekend after allegedly posing as a parking lot attendant and taking money from unsuspecting drivers



East Bay Scammers Offer Curbside Car Repairs, Then Rob Woman

Police are on the lookout for two suspects who tore through a pocket in a woman’s pants and stole her cash in Pleasant Hill Saturday afternoon.

CBS San Francisco–03/12/2011


ConsumerWatch: Scammers Target Payday Loan Applicants

Payday loans are often a last resort for people in need of cash, but they can include high interest rates and even harassing phone calls. But at least one consumer tells us they can also be an ourtright scam.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/23/2010