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.
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.
The Department of Consumer Affairs has recorded several complaints from consumers who received phony letters in the mail that look like official government documents.
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.
A man allegedly duped an 86-year-old Seal Beach widow into sending him $30,000.
A Van Nuys man is accused of collecting illegal rents until the banks foreclosed on the properties and evicted the unsuspecting renters.
A local couple helped police capture a 22-year-old woman accused of selling fake Disneyland tickets on Craigslist.
The Santa Ana Police Department and Southern California Edison warned customers Wednesday of a new telephone scam.
Police warned millions of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers Wednesday of a scam involving their utility bills.
The Christmas season is off to a shaky start on the Westside after three men were arrested for allegedly posing as charity workers and collecting donations at the Santa Monica Promenade.
A 15-year-old boy who sold his laptop on Craigslist to help his family was given hundreds of dollars in counterfeit cash in return.
An 81-year-old waitress from Glendale was forced to put her retirement on hold after scammers conned her out of her life savings.
Federal prosecutors say a Los Angeles doctor has been convicted for health care fraud after submitting about $1 million in bills for tests that were never performed on patients.
Police are searching for a two people who swindled an elderly woman out of $6,000 by selling fake diamonds to her.
The Beverly Hills Police Department is warning the public Friday to be on guard against scam artists who prey on seniors by posing as youthful relatives in desperate need of emergency funds.