San Rafael Grandmother Scammed Out Of $50K By Caller Posing As GrandsonThe 83-year-old victim said the caller sounded like her grandson and told her he had been arrested in Florida and needed $50,000 to bail out of jail.
Scammers Target Valley Fire Victims In Napa, Lake CountiesOfficials in Napa and Lake counties said people are scamming survivors of the Valley Fire through social media by asking evacuees’ for their addresses.
Scammers Target Santa Cruz County Grandparents With Bogus Distress Phone Calls From GrandkidsThe calls are well rehearsed and dramatically presented in order for the grandparent to react emotionally and immediately.
Driver Scammed In Milpitas Parking Lot CollisionA male suspect Tuesday scammed a person out of cash when the suspect said he was hit by the victim's car in a Milpitas parking lot, police said.
San Mateo Police Warn Phone Scammers Are Impersonating Officers, Asking For MoneyPhone scammers are impersonating police in San Mateo and telling residents that they owe money on warrants for their arrest, police said Tuesday.
33 Charged In $500K Insurance ‘Coffee Break’ Car Crash ScamSome defendants claimed they spilled coffee on themselves while driving, causing the crash.
Questionable Crowdfunding Campaigns May Be New Easy Money For ScammersFrom politics to potato salad, even a trip to Mars, you can raise money for just about any product with crowdfunding, but those products don’t always make it into the hands of backers.
Scammer Dupes Man Into Buying 'Very Expensive Italian' Leather JacketsA suspect duped a 64-year-old San Bruno man into buying what he claimed were very expensive leather jackets at a discounted rate.
Don't Fall For Mother's Day Scams Using Phony Florists, E-Cards To Steal Your IdentityRoses, lilies, daisies – beautiful bouquets are most popular Mother's Day gifts but scammers can make you sorry you ever tried to give flowers to mom.
Fake Monks Targeting People For Cash In San Francisco ScamFake monks in downtown San Francisco are allegedly targeting unsuspecting people for money in a scam for signatures on a petition.
Bay Area Schools Receive Bogus Bills For Books In Alleged Nationwide ScamBay Area schools have been put on notice about a potential scam that could cost them. Investigators believe the man behind the scheme allegedly defrauded thousands of schools across the country in a fake billing scam.
'Shoulder Surfing' Suspect Arrested On Theft, Elder Abuse Charges In Contra Costa County ATM ScamAn ATM scam in Walnut Creek has police warning people to be aware of their surroundings especially when they’re withdrawing cash. A suspect has since been arrested for something police call, "shoulder surfing".
City Officials Warn Of Bogus Water Workers Burglarizing San Francisco HomesSan Francisco city officials are warning residents of a scam, where would-be burglars are posing as water department workers.
California Attorney General Warns Undocumented Immigrants Against Driver’s License ScamsCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris is issuing a warning to undocumented immigrants to beware of scams that offer help to obtain a driver's license or obtain legal status under President Obama's Deferred Action Program.
Bogus Child Predator Warning Hides San Mateo Email Phishing ScamSan Mateo police are advising Internet users to be on the lookout for a dangerous email in their inbox that is not only fraudulently reporting a child predator in the neighborhood, but also attempting to acquire the email recipients’ sensitive information.