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.
Telephone Scam Demands Fee, Social Security Number To Unlock AccountTelephone scammers impersonating the Social Security Administration are trying get identification numbers and money from unsuspecting Bay Area residents.
San Mateo Sheriff Warns Of Scam Involving Text Alert SystemSan Mateo County sheriff’s officials are warning residences of a scam involving text messages claiming to be associated with the county’s SMC Alert emergency notification system.
Santa Clara DA Warns Elderly Of Scammers Underpaying For HomesThe Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is warning elderly residents to be wary of people who offer to buy their home for much less than it is worth to take advantage of those who may not know their home’s value.
Authorities Warn Of 'Sextortion' Phishing Scam Using Real PasswordsThe newest "sextortion" phishing scam circulating online is targeting victims with threats of exposing their use of porn and actual passwords.
No, Facebook, Tyler Perry Isn't Buying You A CarTyler Perry wants his fans to know that he's not giving away cars, money or anything else on Facebook.
Retailers' Efforts to Stop Gift Card Scams Often Fall ShortGift cards are worth billions to retailers yet they are a common tool for scammers. Now some question whether stores that profit from gift card-related scams should be doing more to stop them.