Police: Online Global Threat Game Shuts Down SchoolsAn international online game allowing players to score points by leveling false threats at schools, triggering evacuations and closures, is targeting schools in the Bay Area
Fake Flyer Promising Jobs At Raiders Stadium Tricks Vegas Job Seekers Police were called after hundreds of job seekers on Thursday flooded a board meeting for the new Oakland Raiders stadium in Las Vegas and turned irate when they discovered they'd been had by a hoax.
Vallejo Woman In 'Gone Girl' 2015 Kidnapping Target Of Online HarassmentThe woman at the center of a bizarre kidnapping plot in Vallejo posted on Facebook that she's being harassed by strangers.
Britney Spears' Death Hoax Hack Creates Social Media FrenzyBritney Spears' manager believes someone hacked Sony Music's Twitter account and tweeted out the singer died in an accident.
iPhone Warning: Don’t Set Your Phone Back To 1970An image circulating online that tells iPhone users to change their device’s date to 1970 could make your device completely unusable.
SoCal Nurse Who Thought She Won Powerball Jackpot May Have Been PrankedThe California winner of the Powerball jackpot is still a mystery as reports surfaced late Thursday that the Pomona nurse who thought she had won may have been pranked.
Martinez Teen Kidnapping Declared Hoax, 2 Men ArrestedOfficials Martinez said they have arrested two men after the kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl appeared to be a hoax.
Damages Claim Filed Against Vallejo After Police Alleged Kidnapping Was HoaxA Vallejo couple filed a claim for damages Thursday against the city of Vallejo, alleging its Police Department treated a home invasion and kidnapping involving them on Mare Island earlier this year as a “wild goose chase” and a “hoax.”
13-Year-Old's Near-Kidnapping Experience Is A Hoax, Police SayA 13-year-old who said she was nearly kidnapped apparently made up the story, San Ramon Police said Wednesday.
17 United Airlines Flights Delayed At SFO; Bomb Threat Adds To Confusion17 United Airlines flights were delayed out of SFO Tuesday morning as a result of dispatching problem. A called in bomb threat added to the confusion, but was determined to be a hoax.
9.8 Earthquake In YouTube Video, 'San Andreas' Movie Just Fiction, But Science Says 8.0 Increasingly Likely For CaliforniaSeparating fact from fiction, yes, a 9+ magnitude quake or two will hit California in the "San Andreas" movie being released May 29th, yes a 8.0 magnitude quake in California is possible, but no, a planetary alignment has less effect on Earth than the Moon's gravity and there is nearly zero chance of a 9.8 quake happening in California on May 28th or May 29th.
Bizarre Emails From Purported Kidnappers Of Vallejo Woman Demand Police Apologize, Case Handed Off To FBIA group purporting to be the kidnappers of a Vallejo woman have made an unusual demand of the Vallejo Police Department and are asking for them to apologize. If they don’t get it, they’ve threatened unspecified harm.
Lawyers For Vallejo Woman, Boyfriend Claim Kidnapping Happened, Slam Police For Calling It A HoaxAttorneys representing a Vallejo woman who was allegedly kidnapped for ransom and her boyfriend disputed claims Thursday from police that the whole ordeal was a hoax.
5 Red Flags That Turned Vallejo Kidnap/Ransom Case Into An Alleged HoaxIn a matter of hours, the kidnapping and ransom case involving a Vallejo woman went from a tearful, happy ending to allegations of a hoax.
Facebook Wants To Stop 'Hoax' News Stories From Showing Up In Users' FeedsFacebook wants to reduce the amount of “hoax” and “deliberately misleading” news stories from its users’ news feeds.