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I Was a Victim of a Gift Card Scam

I Was a Victim of a Gift Card Scam

By Raven West Now that criminals have exhausted the “your relative is in danger” and “you’ve won millions in a Nigerian account” scams, they found another way to steal from vulnerable people, especially unsuspecting seniors; Gift Card Scams. This is a relatively new endeavor, and probably more insidious. I wish I’d heard about this before […]

El Monte Resident Receives 8-year Sentence for “Hard Drive Shucking” Scam

El Monte Resident Receives 8-year Sentence for “Hard Drive Shucking” Scam

On January 17, 2020, Judge David Hirsch of the Ventura County Superior Court imposed an eight-year felony jail sentence on defendant Peter Cuong Chi Nhan (DOB 05/22/77), of El Monte. Nhan was sentenced after he pled guilty on November 22, 2019, to 12 felony counts of conspiracy, organized retail theft, and receiving stolen property. The […]

Lottery Scam in Fillmore | Los Angeles suspect arrested for Elder Abuse

Lottery Scam in Fillmore | Los Angeles suspect arrested for Elder Abuse

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release A lottery scam investigation in Fillmore on Thursday, October 10th, led to the arrest of a Los Angeles man, Nelson Davila Cruz, 63 years old,  for felony conspiracy to commit a crime, obtaining money by false pretenses, elder abuse, and an out-of-county felony warrant. On October 10th, at approximately 2:40 […]

Social Security Phone Scam Targets Residents

Social Security Phone Scam Targets Residents

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is warning the public of on-going telephone scam that is allegedly received from the Social Security Administration. In the past few weeks, residents have reported that they have received  recorded  calls  from  scammers pretending to be the Social Security Administration.  The  recording  states  that  your social security number has been […]

Fillmore | Phone, Mail, Internet Scams

Fillmore | Phone, Mail, Internet Scams

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release The Fillmore Police Department would like to warn Fillmore residents about several ongoing scams occurring within our community. During the past month, citizens have reported IRS, Cashier’s Check and Internet scams. In one scam, a resident received a phone call from a subject purportedly from the IRS. The […]

Camarillo | Tax Scam — Beware

Camarillo | Tax Scam — Beware

The Camarillo Police Department would like to warn the public about a current scam. Several residents have received phone calls from someone claiming they owe taxes and that if they  don’t  pay the taxes over the phone they will be arrested. This is a SCAM! This message and many others like it ultimately say that […]

Moorpark Police warn of Scams

Moorpark Police warn of Scams

The Moorpark Police Department would like to alert the residents of Moorpark about several scams that have recently occurred in our city. Members of the community have been approached by subjects claiming to have valuables, including diamonds, winning lottery tickets and expensive jewelry to sell. The diamond scam goes like this: A suspect approaches the […]

Warning: This new Amazon scam is coming after your money!

Warning: This new Amazon scam is coming after your money!

Have you ever needed to contact Amazon’s customer service department and searched Google for the phone number? That’s how some scammers are finding their victims these days. Fake customer service numbers are showing up in search results and on social media platforms, Clark.com has confirmed.

Couple Charged in Fraud Scam Targeting Senior Citizen

Couple Charged in Fraud Scam Targeting Senior Citizen

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of a 27‑count felony complaint against Michael Allen Stewart (DOB 5/4/84) and Selene Castillo Gonzalez (DOB 3/15/84) both of Bakersfield, California. Stewart and Gonzalez are both charged with 11 counts of theft from an elder, 11 counts of grand theft, and 3 counts […]

Woman Deceived On the Internet by Older Man Finds Love With Model Whose Photos Lured Her In

Woman Deceived On the Internet by Older Man Finds Love With Model Whose Photos Lured Her In

Emma Perrier was already heartbroken from a past relationship when she took a chance with online dating. Her hope for romance was renewed when a matchmaking app paired her with a charming and extraordinarily handsome man named Ronnie Scicluna.

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