Ten people have been indicted on federal charges for running a $1.5 million California-based Nigerian e-mail scam targeting mostly elderly people.
The state hopes to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars ripped off from local African-American churches.
The state is suing four people over an alleged church scam involving a computer-kiosk leasing scheme.
Deputies say more inmates are hoping to dupe innocent victims into footing their bill for their phone calls.
Two suspects are behind bars Tuesday for allegedly attempting to swindle a 93-year-old woman in Pasadena.
Federal authorities charged more than 100 doctors, nurses and physical therapists in nine cities with Medicare fraud Thursday, part of a massive nationwide bust that snared more suspects than any other in history.
A former Los Angeles County social worker has pleaded guilty to filing federal tax returns in the names of 197 people in an effort to snare more than $2 million in refunds.
Officials have announced the arrest of a 45-year-old woman who allegedly scammed at least nine victims, and potentially dozens of others, out of millions of dollars for at least the past year.
The Secret Service warned Koreatown businesses that counterfeiters are chemically erasing parts of $5 bills and covering them with $20, $50 or $100 denominations.
An Anaheim resident is accused of targeting and defrauding Hispanic victims of more than $87,000 in bogus real estate deals.
Police say criminals will contact elderly people and pretend to be their grandchildren in need of emergency cash.
Two Southern California doctors are arrested for allegedly bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars. The scheme involved recruiting mentally ill people as patients.
Police say the scammers are two men who approach their victims by saying they have a winning lottery ticket but cannot claim the prize money because they are illegal immigrants.
Regulators have shut down a Beverly Hills company that they say cheated consumers out of $60 million offering help to settle their tax debt.