COVID Vaccines: San Mateo District Attorney Warns Of ScamsThe District Attorney's office in San Mateo County issued a warning to residents Thursday about scammers promising COVID-19 vaccines.
6 South Bay Residents Indicted In Stolen Mail, Identity Theft SchemeSix South Bay residents have been indicted on federal fraud and conspiracy charges for their alleged involvement in a long-running and widespread identity theft scheme, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
AG Xavier Becerra Helps Secure $17.5M Settlement With Home Depot Over Massive Data BreachAttorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday announced a multistate $17.5 million settlement with The Home Depot, six years after a massive data breach impacted tens of millions of customers.
Fraudulent Charges Appearing On Bank Of America EDD Debit Cards Of 350,000 Unemployed CaliforniansSomething very scary is happening to thousands of unemployed Californians who receive their government benefits through a Bank of America debit card - their accounts are getting drained by fraudsters.
Mountain View Police Seek ID Theft Suspect Who Stole Nearly $2,000 From Bank AccountPolice in Mountain View are seeking information to help locate an identity theft suspect who stole nearly $2,000 from a Southern California woman's bank account earlier this year.
San Francisco Man Sentenced To Prison For Using Stolen Credit Cards To Fund Lavish VacationsMarcus Felder has been sentenced to 100 months in prison after he was found guilty by a jury of stealing credit cards in order to pay for fancy vacations that included first-class flights and stays at luxury hotels.
Organized Crime Exploits Security Flaws In California EDD Program Locking Out Thousands Of Legitimate ClaimsThe Employment Development Department reopens for business this week. The agency is promising major security changes after a government strike team found rampant inefficiencies and fraud. One big reason for much of the problem is organized crime.
Antioch Traffic Stop Surprise -- Stolen Mailbox Keys, Social Security Cards, Personal ChecksPolice got quite a surprise when they made a routine traffic stop this week in Antioch. Inside the vehicle was a pile of forged stolen checks, Social Security cards and mailbox access keys.
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.