Palo Alto Police Warn About Fake Kidnapping Phone ScamPolice in Palo Alto are warning the public about a new phone scam involving demands for ransom and fictitious claims about a car crash and threats of a kidnapping.
Scammers Trick Consumers Into Believing Their Computers Are InfectedAs ransomware attacks crippled computer systems in over 60 countries Friday, FTC and its state partners were urging Internet users to take measures to protect themselves online.
Fake Marin Landlord Promised Immigrants Housing In Exchange For Sex, MoneySan Rafael police have arrested a fake landlord on charges that include prostitution, after an undercover sting revealed he was trying to get sex and rent money for a fake apartments.
Russian Mastermind Behind Global Spam Scheme Arrested In SpainU.S. authorities are working to dismantle a global computer network that sent hundreds of millions of spam emails worldwide each year.
Evidence Shows How Phishing Scammers Hacked Into Clinton CampaignNew evidence appears to show how hackers earlier this year stole more than 50,000 emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.
Bay Area Woman Receives Mystery Rolex In The MailA free Rolex arrived in the mail to a Bay Area woman, but it turns out to be part of an eBay scam.
Scared Milpitas Mom Wires Ransom Money To Caller Posing As Her Daughter's KidnapperA Milpitas mom answered the phone and heard a female voice screaming "Mom, please help me! Someone grabbed me and I am in a van," It was a scam.
Sausalito Woman Bilked $120,000 In Florida Computer ScamA Florida man was arrested Saturday in connection with a computer scam in which he allegedly stole over $100,000 from a Sausalito resident.
Man Indicted In Alleged $11 Million African Diamond Export ScamProsecutors say a dual U.S. and Swiss citizen lied to investors, saying he was directly importing diamonds and gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Europe, Asia and the U.S.
Warning: Jury Duty Phone Scam Demands Payment For Failure To AppearScammers are posing as a law enforcement official in order to demand payment from residents for failing to appear for jury duty.
Phishing Scam Targets iPhone Users' iCloud Accounts With Bogus Text AlertiPhone users are the target of a new phishing scam aimed at stealing their iCloud information.
Alameda Co. DA Warns Of Phone Scammers Claiming To Be From IRSThe Alameda County District Attorney’s Office warned people Monday about scams in which callers who claim they’re from the Internal Revenue Service or other government agencies.
Craigslist Not Finding Most Scam Rental Listings, Study ShowsCraigslist is not spotting more than half of the scam rental listings posted on their site, according to a new study from New York University.
Scammers Call Posing As Microsoft Employees To Fix Computer VirusResidents in Santa Cruz County are warned to be aware of a scam targeting people with Microsoft computers.
Santa Cruz Police Warn Of Kidnapping Scam After 3 Families TargetedSanta Cruz police are warning residents to be aware of a kidnapping scam that occurred to three families this weekend, police said.