PG&E Warns Of Scammers After Fake Utility Worker Deceives Foster City Victim Out Of $1,000PG&E is warning of scammers masquerading as utility workers trying to steal financial information from customers, file fraudulent tax returns, and then cash the refunds in their names.
EDD Fraud: Fresno Man, Central Valley Inmate Plead Guilty To $103K Unemployment Benefit SchemeTwo people, including an inmate at a prison in the Central Valley, have pled guilty in connection with a scheme defrauding the California Employment Development Department (EDD) out of $100,000 in COVID-19 unemployment benefits.
Petaluma Police Warn Residents About Car Tire ScamPetaluma police issued a warning Thursday that a pair of con artists are attempting to scam and steal from drivers at the Washington Square shopping center.
COVID EDD: California Lawmakers Say State is Struggling with Unemployment Backlog, FraudA backlog of unemployment applications is piling up while a benefits scam could potentially cost California $2 billion, yet the state is failing to stop either, according to two state lawmakers.
Bay Area Woman Targeted in Nationwide Scam Involving Seeds Mailed From ChinaA Bay Area woman said Thursday she has become a victim of the new "brushing scam," involving mysterious packets of seeds sent from China.
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.
San Rafael Couple Loses Over $11K In Phone ScamA San Rafael couple lost more than $11,000 Monday in a phone scam that had them fearing their grandson was in jail and needed bail, police said.
Bay Area Scammers Pull Switch On Unsuspecting Gold Jewelry BuyersScammers using fake gold jewelry and sleight of hand have stolen more than $55,000 from unsuspecting buyers across the Bay Area.
South Bay Apartment Hunters Duped by Serial ScammerA Campbell man is accused of running a South Bay apartment rental scam and stealing $18,000 from at least half a dozen victims.
Oakland Businessman Accused In $110M Immigration ScamOakland businessman Thomas Henderson, 70, is accused of being the mastermind behind a $110 million immigration scam, according to the US Attorney's Office.
Georgia Man Allegedly Scammed San Francisco Woman Out Of More Than $100KGeorgia man was charged with three counts of wire fraud this month for allegedly being a part of a romantic scam that left a San Francisco victim out of more than $100,000, according to the Department of Justice's Northern District of California.
San Francisco Chinese Community Targeted in Gold-Artifacts ScamPolice on Friday sent a warning to San Francisco's Mandarin-speaking community, asking them to be on the lookout for a scam involving the promise of ancient Chinese artifacts.
Scammer Impersonating Santa Rosa PD Calling Sex Offenders For Private InfoA man impersonating a Santa Rosa Police Department employee is targeting registered sex offenders.
San Francisco Police Warn Of Phone Scammers Demanding Payment For Warrants, FinesPolice are warning residents to be on the alert for calls from scammers, sometimes using caller ID spoofing to display the San Francisco Police Department’s number or other official-looking number, demanding payment for a outstanding warrant or other fine.
Scam Ads Promoting Fake Tax Breaks For Solar Energy Prosper On FacebookUsers only needed to enter their addresses, email, utility information and phone number to find out more. Those incentives don't exist.