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Officials Warn Public Of Deputy Impersonation Scam In Whittier

Officials Monday warned the public about a scam involving a suspect who pretends to be a sheriff’s deputy.

07/13/2015

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CBS2 Investigates Licensed Pilot Linked To Veteran Raffle Scam

Jason Wirtzer is a licensed pilot who claims to be helping out vets by running a charity which raffles off planes.

06/25/2015

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David Goldstein Investigation: Scammers Using ‘Mega Millions’ To Swindle Elderly

While most people dream of winning the Mega Millions lottery, for some people targeted by scammers, the dream is too good to be true.

06/09/2015

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Founder Of LA-Based Christian Stanley Gets 10 Years In Prison For Investment Scam

Prosecutors say Powell founded the Los Angeles-based Christian Stanley, Inc. telling investors he’d buy out peoples’ life insurance policies and later collect the death benefits when they died or by selling them on the life settlement market.

06/08/2015

An Antelope Valley woman and her cohorts are accused of scamming seniors. (credit: CBS)

Antelope Valley Woman Accused Of Scamming Seniors She Told Were Going To Star In Big Movie Remakes

In order to be cast in the remakes, she told the victims she would need their Social Security numbers.

05/29/2015

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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/23/2015

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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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