Marin Sheriff Warns Residents Of Threatening Texts From ScammersTwo Marin County residents have received a text message threatening their lives if they don’t pay $5,000, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
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.
Phone Scammers Target Bay Area Small Business Owners By Posing As PG&E Bill CollectorsScammers posing as PG&E bill collectors are targeting small businesses here in the Bay Area.
ConsumerWatch: Scammers Finding New Ways To Target Gift CardsConsumers 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.
ConsumerWatch: Renters Getting Burned By New Online Apartment Rental ScamTrulia.com will now post advisories on all its rental ads warning about scamming tactics. It will also require more identifying information from individuals posting apartment rentals.