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LA Police Warn About Disneyland Ticket Scam

Investigators say the scam artist offers the tickets through Craigslist for about half the admission price.

05/15/2015

Riverside Police say Rodolfo DeHoyos scammed nearly 80 businesses pretending to be a disability inspector. (credit: CBS)

Riverside Police Accuse Man Of Scamming Small Businesses Nearly $150K As Phony Disabilities Inspector

Rodolfo DeHoyos is accused of using the Americans with Disabilities Act to scare the owners and get them to turn over lots of cash.

05/07/2015

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Huntington Park Police Warn Business Owners About Extortion Scam

Authorities say in each case an unknown male caller contacted local businesses claiming to be from a local street and/or prison gang. The caller demands money be wired in exchange for protection.

05/02/2015

Two women pretended to be animal cruelty officers and took off with this Echo Park man's dog. (credit: LAPD)

LAPD Warns Public About New, Sophisticated Dognapping Scheme

The police are also asking for the public’s help to try to nab the scam artists.

04/23/2015

Christina Lagman told people she had terminal cancer. But it was all a lie. She was sentenced in court Friday. (credit: CBS)

Woman Who Lied About Having Terminal Cancer To Scam Funds Is Sentenced

Lagman even shaved her head to convince donors and gift-givers that she was undergoing chemo.

03/13/2015

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3 LA Men Arrested In Alleged ‘Pay-To-Stay’ Immigration Scheme

Authorities have arrested three Southland residents who they say allegedly ran a “pay-to-stay” scheme for allegedly helping hundreds of foreign nationals remain in the U.S.

03/11/2015

Valerie Cortes helped bust a woman pretending to have terminal cancer. (credit: CBS)

Victim Of Woman Who Lied About Having Terminal Cancer Believes Justice Was Done

“Don’t just believe somebody because they say it and they shave their head,” Valerie Cortes said.

02/25/2015

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Rolling Hills Estates Man Recalls Threatening Call From Con Artist As FBI Warns Of Extortion Scam

Police are once again warning the public about a phone scam that could have those who answer thinking they’ve committed a crime.

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Rancho Cucamonga Residents Targets Of Scam Artist Pretending To Be Deputy

Authorities are asking Rancho Cucamonga residents to be aware of a scam artist who is pretending to be a sheriff’s deputy.

02/21/2015

Jen Levinson knew she was being scammed by the "DEA" when they asked her for money. (credit: CBS)

Only On 2: Local Woman Gets Threatening Call From DEA But It’s All A Scam

Jen Levinson received a “call” from the DEA telling her that she was facing arrest.

02/20/2015

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LAPD Warns Public About Child Funeral Scam Being Run In Van Nuys

The scammers have been collecting donations for a child’s funeral in the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard

02/14/2015

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City Attorney Crackdown Targets Hollywood Talent Scams

Prosecutors are bringing down the curtain on Hollywood scam artists who target aspiring actors and other performers.

01/23/2015

Police in Costa Mesa say a quick-thinking woman helped nab Jonathan E. Olsen, 26, for allegedly selling fake Disneyland tickets. (credit: Costa Mesa Police Department)

Woman Turns Table On Alleged Disneyland Ticket Scam Artist

The victim said she met the suspect via Craigslist.

01/03/2015

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Callers Threaten Arrest For Non-Payment Of Back Taxes In IRS Phone Scam

It’s being called the largest IRS phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers ever.

11/06/2014

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2nd Couple Accuses Local Wedding Planner Of Taking Money — And Taking Off

It was reported Monday that a local wedding planner had taken a couple’s money and skipped out days before their ceremony. Tuesday, a second couple spoke out, claiming the same woman had taken their money and bailed.

09/23/2014

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