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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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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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Protect Your Money With ‘The Vigilant Investor’

Pat Huddleston is CEO of Investor’s Watchdog LLC, an investment fraud investigation agency. He stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to talk about protecting your money.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/01/2011

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Victims Tell Judge How Financial Planner Stole Millions From Friends

Several longtime friends of a Coto de Caza financial planner told an Orange County judge Friday how he stole their retirement money as he looted a total of about $2.8 million from 33 victims.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/28/2011

(credit: CBS)

16 Arrested In $18M Medicare Scam

Federal authorities raided Los Angeles-area pharmacies Thursday, arresting 16 people in an alleged $18 million scheme to defraud Medicare that included the recruitment of veterans, homeless people, the poor and elderly.

10/27/2011

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Valley Residents Warned Of Possible Home Fire Inspection Scam

Homeowners in the San Fernando Valley are being warned about fire official impersonators who may be knocking on doors claiming to inspect homes.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/27/2011

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Scammers Scare Up Cash From LA Producer For Buying Drugs Online

The DEA has reportedly received numerous complaints from victims over the last year involving threats of prosecution for prescriptions purchased online.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/26/2011

A screenshot of the official Kelley Blue Book website. (CBS)

Car Buyers Warned Of Phony Kelley Blue Book Website

Online crooks — supposedly selling used-car buyers a “protection program” — are using a phony Kelley Blue Book website to dupe customers.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/22/2011

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