An estimated one in five seniors has fallen victim to a financial scam, with only a fraction of such incidents ever reported to authorities, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Monday.
State authorities say the men were arrested Wednesday on an indictment charging them with grand theft, income tax evasion and conspiracy.
The same scam artist ripped off a car dealership for $6,000.
Officials are warning the public Wednesday about a sophisticated phone scam that is trying to extort money out of unsuspecting people.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives were sought the public’s help Thursday in identifying two women wanted in connection with a fraudulent check cashing scam.
A Los Angeles man was ordered to pay close to $10 million in restitution and serve 18 months in federal prison for a healthcare scam that exploited thousands of homeless people.
A former Southland woman accused of faking a breast cancer diagnosis for money was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
Three people were arrested last week for allegedly scamming a 67-year-old woman out of $34,000 in cash and jewelry, according to Torrance police.
Klarissa Castro filed the lawsuit against Jennifer Williams in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday, alleging fraud and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, according to City News Service.
The Department of Consumer Affairs has recorded several complaints from consumers who received phony letters in the mail that look like official government documents.
Detectives with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station have taken a man into custody they say used a popular dating website to entice women he would eventually steal from.
A man allegedly duped an 86-year-old Seal Beach widow into sending him $30,000.
A Van Nuys man is accused of collecting illegal rents until the banks foreclosed on the properties and evicted the unsuspecting renters.
A local couple helped police capture a 22-year-old woman accused of selling fake Disneyland tickets on Craigslist.
The Santa Ana Police Department and Southern California Edison warned customers Wednesday of a new telephone scam.