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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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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

IRS tax income

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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Police Warn Santa Clarita Valley Residents Of Scam Calls

Over the past 24 hours, residents in Santa Clarita Valley have been getting phone calls from scam artists posing as deputies in order to collect “fines,” officials warned Thursday night.

09/04/2014

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Police Warn Of Scam Involving Fake Alarm Company Employees

Detectives Tuesday warned the public about a scam involving alleged suspects posing as alarm company employees that target residential neighborhoods.

CBS Los Angeles–08/26/2014

Riverside County Sheriff's Department says this man has scammed women on an online dating site. (credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.)

Women Lose Thousands Of Dollars, Jewelry To Man They Met On Popular Dating Site

“I think he’s a worthless piece of crap, that he would steal from me and my children.”

07/30/2014

DWP

LAPD Warns Public About New LADWP Phone Scam

The Los Angeles Police Department is warning the public about a new scam targeting LADWP customers.

06/22/2014

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Clients Cheated Out Of $200 For Bogus List Of Homes, Apartments For Rent

People were cheated out of hundreds of dollars for a bogus list of homes and apartments for rent in what detectives have called a phony rental referral operation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/18/2014

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Where To Buy A Cheap Car Online

In place of tiny columns with cryptic abbreviations of a car’s conditions, the Internet boasts searchable listings with generous detail and expansive photo galleries.

06/16/2014

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