Scammers Target Valley Fire Victims In Napa, Lake CountiesOfficials in Napa and Lake counties said people are scamming survivors of the Valley Fire through social media by asking evacuees’ for their addresses.
Pinterest Accounts Hacked By Spam Showing Women's Butts, Diet AdsMultiple accounts of the social networking and media sharing site Pinterest were apparently hacked by a spammer with a fixation on women’s rear ends.
ConsumerWatch: Simple Steps To Protecting Yourself From Cyber Monday ScammersBuyers 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.
Arrest Made In ‘Go Ravens’ Super Bowl Ticket ScamThe 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 39A 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 WomanPolice 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.
ConsumerWatch: Scammers Target Payday Loan ApplicantsPayday 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.