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ConsumerWatch: Scammers Selling Fake Disneyland Tickets On Craigslist

A handful of Bay Area residents are reporting they’ve been scammed by on-line sellers offering discounted tickets to Disneyland. The suspect ads all appeared on Craigslist in the past month.

03/08/2012

A person walking with a cane. (AP)

New Year Law Will Protect California Seniors From Sham Insurers

State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says vulnerable segments of the population are often taken advantage of.

12/26/2011

(CBS)

San Mateo Co. Sheriff Warns Of Lottery Scam Targeting Elderly

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be aware of a scam targeting the elderly after a woman in her 70s was taken for a ride, both literally and metaphorically speaking.

12/02/2011

A person walking with a cane. (AP)

Palo Alto Police Warn Of Scammers Targeting Grandparents

Palo Alto police are warning community members about a scam that typically targets the elderly and can cost victims thousands of dollars.

10/22/2011

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