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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

Authorities say Lacy Johnson was arrested in Colorado Springs on July 29. (credit: CBS)

Woman Accused Of Breast Cancer Scam Due In Court

A former Southland woman accused of faking a breast cancer diagnosis for money was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

08/08/2013

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3 Arrested For Allegedly Duping Elderly Woman Out Of $34K In Cash, Jewelry

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/30/2013

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Woman Sues Psychic Reader After Paying Almost $11K To Lift Love Curse

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.

07/10/2013

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Officials Warn Of Tax Collection Letter Scam

The Department of Consumer Affairs has recorded several complaints from consumers who received phony letters in the mail that look like official government documents.

07/09/2013

Jeffrey Elvington's mugshot. (credit: LA Sheriff's Dept.)

Saugus Man Accused Of Using Internet To Steal From The Lovelorn

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.

06/05/2013

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Man Cons Seal Beach Widow, 86, Into Sending Him $30K By Pretending To Be Grandson

A man allegedly duped an 86-year-old Seal Beach widow into sending him $30,000.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/10/2013

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Landlord Impersonator Accused Of Taking Thousands From Renters

A Van Nuys man is accused of collecting illegal rents until the banks foreclosed on the properties and evicted the unsuspecting renters.

04/30/2013

Alisa Yenokyan (credit: Glendale Police Department)

Local Couple Helps Police Nab Alleged Disneyland Ticket Scammer

A local couple helped police capture a 22-year-old woman accused of selling fake Disneyland tickets on Craigslist.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/08/2013

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Police, Southern California Edison Warn Customers To Be Aware Of New Telephone Scam

The Santa Ana Police Department and Southern California Edison warned customers Wednesday of a new telephone scam.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/06/2013

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