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.
The Biggest Black Lives Matter Page On Facebook Is FakeFor at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia.
Facebook's New Tool Reveals If You're Being ScammedThe social network unveiled on Wednesday a security feature that lets you see a list of recent emails sent by Facebook.
Phone Scam Targets Recipients Of Medi-Cal, Social ServicesSanta Clara County social service agencies are warning residents to be aware of fraudulent texts and calls from people claiming to be with state agencies.
Construction Boss Accused Of Scamming, Imprisoning Undocumented WorkersThe owner of a construction company in Hayward accused of preying on undocumented workers who say they were locked away at night for months has repeatedly faced charges of cheating immigrant laborers.
Napa County DA Warns Residents About Fraudulent FEMA Assistance ScamThe District Attorney for Napa County Allison Haley is warning residents about fraudulent Federal Emergency Management Agency applications by identity thieves capitalizing on the deadly and destructive North Bay fires.
Californians Warned Of Hurricane Harvey Charity ScamsCalifornians should be careful when donating money to charities purporting to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Sophisticated Email Scam Targets Home Buyers Ready To CloseBay Area home buyers are being targeted by an alarming and sophisticated email scam that can wipe out a victim's life savings in an instant.