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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

(credit: Seal Beach Police Department)

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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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

Antonia Becerra (credit: CBS)

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

(credit: Covina police)

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

(source: CHP)

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

Sammy George (l) and Cindy Elsner (courtesy Riverside PD)

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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