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A pedestrian walks by a mobile home that shifted off of its foundation at a mobile home park following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Napa Officials Warn Residents Of Scams As They Look To Rebuild Following Earthquake

Two contractors have already been busted for trying to pull scams on residents who are looking to rebuild.

09/10/2014

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California Lawmakers Target Immigrant Driver’s License Scams

Legislation sent to the governor’s desk Tuesday intends to crack down on people who try to make immigrants pay unnecessary fees for driver’s licenses.

08/19/2014

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South San Francisco Woman Loses $2,000 To Craigslist Modeling Scam

South San Francisco police are warning residents about a scam involving the online classified ads website Craigslist.

06/02/2014

Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through the Roof – Solutions To SF’s Housing Crunch

In the fifth and final part of our special Cover Story Series, KCBS reporter Doug Sovern looks at several proposed solutions to the housing crunch, which all may take some time to make a difference as Bay Area rents and home prices keep rising.

12/20/2013

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KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Rip-Offs, Cons Plague Bay Area Rental Market

In part four of the KCBS Cover Story Series, “Through the Roof,” Doug Sovern looks at some of the rip-offs and cons that have plagued Bay Area renters during the latest boom.

12/19/2013

Manti Te'o #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish warms up prior to playing against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Te’o Case Highlights Online Dating Scams

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said people should be aware of warning signs before having an online relationship.

01/17/2013

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ConsumerWatch: More Bay Area Asian Women Victimized In ‘Ghost Scam’

The “ghost scam” continues to victimize seniors, particularly Asian women, in the Bay Area. It’s a crime so serious that the San Francisco District Attorney is personally getting the word out to potential victims.

09/18/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Beware Of Election Season Scams

The Better Business Bureau warns that this prime season for politics can also be a prime season for certain scams.

09/04/2012

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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

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ConsumerWatch: Scammers File Fake Tax Returns, Pocket Real Refunds

It’s less than a month before the April 17th tax filing deadline. While taxpayers and accountants are getting busy, so are criminals.

03/20/2012

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