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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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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

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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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Store Clerk, Fiance Accused Of Trying To Scam California Lottery

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has announced the arrest of a couple — a convenience store clerk and her fiance — for trying to scam the California Lottery.

05/16/2014

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LA County Launches Outreach To Educate Seniors About Financial Scams

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/31/2014

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7 Arrested For Alleged $6.2 Million Mortgage Scam

State authorities say the men were arrested Wednesday on an indictment charging them with grand theft, income tax evasion and conspiracy.

02/26/2014

How to avoid being scammed. (credit: West Covina Police)

Police In West Covina Warn Residents, Businesses About Fake Fire Inspection Scam

The same scam artist ripped off a car dealership for $6,000.

02/08/2014

This Orange County woman was nearly scammed by a stranger by phone. (credit: CBS)

Only On CBS2: Woman Turns Tables On Stranger Trying To Extort Her

Officials are warning the public Wednesday about a sophisticated phone scam that is trying to extort money out of unsuspecting people.

10/30/2013

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2 Women Wanted For Questioning In Check Cashing Scam

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/24/2013

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Man Sentenced To Prison, Nearly $10M Restitution For Recruiting Homeless In Healthcare 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.

CBS Los Angeles–08/26/2013

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