COVID-19: Phony Contact Tracers Trying To Steal Personal Info, AG Becerra WarnsCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday warned residents to be on guard against scammers pretending to be coronavirus contact tracers.
Four Plead Guilty To Federal Money Laundering And Illegal Prescription Drug ChargesFour defendants have pleaded guilty to a variety of federal racketeering charges involving diversion of prescription drugs, money laundering, bank fraud and identity theft in connection to a nationwide crime operation, according to federal prosecutors.
Coronavirus Update: FBI Warns Against Social Media Trend To Post Old High School Graduation PhotosA current social media trend of posting old graduation photos to show support for students who have had their public commencement ceremonies cancelled this year by the coronavirus outbreak may present opportunities for identity thieves, according to the FBI.
Oakland Woman Arrested For Stealing Elderly Shoppers' Purses While Out On Bail For Similar TheftsAn Oakland woman with a history of theft charges was arrested Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into wallet and purse thefts from elderly victims around the Bay Area.
Cybersecurity Expert Explains How Online Thieves Aim To Score On Busy Cyber MondayCyber Monday is shaping up to be one the largest single shopping days in history this year with an estimated $9.4 billion dollars to be spent this holiday season, a $1.5 billion increase from the previous year, according to Adobe.
DoorDash Discloses Data Breach Impacting 4.9 Million PeopleBay Area-based food delivery company DoorDash confirmed it suffered a data breach affecting roughly 4.9 million delivery people and merchants.
Hundreds Of Millions Of Phone Numbers Once Tied To Facebook Accounts Posted OnlineA feature that Facebook shut down in the wake of last year's Cambridge Analytica scandal came back to haunt it on Wednesday.
Card Skimming Devices Found In Gas Pumps At Woodside Chevron StationThree skimming devices were found at gas pumps at a station in Woodside on Monday afternoon and San Mateo County sheriff's deputies are trying to find out who installed them there.
Massive Hack Exposes Personal Data Of Millions Of Quest Diagnostic Lab PatientsThe personal information of millions of Quest Diagnostics lab patients may have fallen into the hands of hackers after a massive data breach.
Scammer Impersonating Santa Rosa PD Calling Sex Offenders For Private InfoA man impersonating a Santa Rosa Police Department employee is targeting registered sex offenders.
Watchdog: California Wildfire Victims Personal Data Wrongly Released By FEMAThe Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and California wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft.
Petaluma Identity Theft Suspect Found Passed Out In Car, ArrestedA man who Petaluma police described as a “prolific identity thief” has been arrested after officers found him passed out behind his vehicle at a gas station.
California Consumer Data Privacy Protections Expanded Under Proposed LawCalifornia consumers would have more power to sue corporations for misusing their data under a proposal to expand what already is the nation's most far-reaching law protecting personal information.
Card Skimmers Discovered At Santa Cruz Gas StationThe Santa Cruz Police Department is warning residents about credit card skimming devices recently found at area gas pumps.
BevMo Website Breach Affects Thousands Of Customers' Credit DataThousands of customers' credit card data was compromised during a data breach of BevMo's website, according to a notice filed to the California Attorney General's Office.