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Police Warn Customers Of LADWP Utility Scam

Police warned millions of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers Wednesday of a scam involving their utility bills.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/06/2013

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Salvation Army Warns Donors After Scammers Arrested In Santa Monica

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.

11/30/2012

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Teen Receives Counterfeit Money After Selling MacBook On Craigslist

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/07/2012

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Con Artists Scam 81-Year-Old Glendale Waitress Out Of Life Savings

An 81-year-old waitress from Glendale was forced to put her retirement on hold after scammers conned her out of her life savings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/01/2012

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Jury Finds Doctor Guilty Of $1M Medicare Scam

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.

09/12/2012

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Couple Swindles Woman Out Of $6K With Fake Diamonds

Police are searching for a two people who swindled an elderly woman out of $6,000 by selling fake diamonds to her.

08/30/2012

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Police Warn Of Scam Targeting Seniors

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/06/2012

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Police Arrest Man Claiming To Be Sick Millionaire

A Chino man was being investigated for allegedly writing massive bogus checks after claiming to be a multi-millionaire dying of cancer, according to police.

06/11/2012

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Police: Riverside Dad, Daughter Duped Mentally Impaired Man Out Of $24,000

A transient father-daughter duo faced theft and conspiracy charges on Tuesday after convincing a mentally impaired man he had won the lottery.

04/17/2012

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Text Message Offering $1K As A Walmart Gift Card Likely A Scam

A text message offering a $1,000 Walmart gift card is hitting cell phones across the country.

03/24/2012

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Los Angeles Woman Sentenced To 5 Years For Internet Rental Scam

A Los Angeles woman has been sentenced to five years in state prison for using the Internet to scam people out of security deposits for rental properties.

03/08/2012

Sunmee Kim (courtesy Irvine PD)

Woman Charged In Korean Dating Website Scams Pleads Not Guilty

Sunmee Kim is accused of meeting men through Koreancupid.com and then at some point forcing a confrontation and alleging domestic violence.

12/30/2011

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Scam Artists Targeting Businesses For Phony Fire Inspections

Criminals posing as fire inspectors may target Los Angeles County business owners in a scam reportedly occurring throughout California.

11/17/2011

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3 Arrested In Alleged Craigslist Apartment Rental Scam

The LAPD Tuesday busted three people, who were allegedly preying on apartment hunters using Craigslist.

11/08/2011

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LAPD Warns Granada Hills Seniors About Telephone Scam

The Los Angeles Police Department is warning seniors who live in the Granada Hills area about a telephone scam.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/03/2011

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