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Advisory: Equifax warning –These phone calls and messages are NOT from Equifax, they are scams

Advisory: Equifax warning –These phone calls and messages are NOT from Equifax, they are scams

After Equifax failed to secure financial and other sensitive information belonging to 143 million U.S. consumers, it’s no surprise that Americans are concerned — very concerned, in fact. And unfortunately, whenever there’s heightened awareness around any big news or event, you can pretty much guarantee that the scammers are hard at work. So in addition […]

Ventura PD warn of a rash of telephone scams

Ventura PD warn of a rash of telephone scams

Ventura residents have received calls from a scammer claiming to be with the City of Ventura Public Works Department. The scammer is telling residents that road work will be done on their street and that they are to leave their homes during a given time frame. Please be advised that the City of Ventura does […]

Anti-Fraud Friday – Kidnap/Ransom Scam in Thousand Oaks

Anti-Fraud Friday – Kidnap/Ransom Scam in Thousand Oaks

During the last week, I have received reports of the Kidnap/Ransom Scam affecting several people in the Thousand Oaks area. Like all scams, the scammer preys on your fears and emotions in order to separate you from your money.  How it works You receive a phone call, generally from outside the area code, from someone […]

Scam Alert – Calls Supposedly from the Civil Processing Unit

Scam Alert – Calls Supposedly from the Civil Processing Unit

Several Thousand Oaks residents have received calls from telephone number (805) 258-7065. The phone number is a recording stating, “You have reached the Civil Processing Unit of the County Sheriff’s Department.’ The message additionally states, “They process payments for missed jury duty or traffic fines.” The victim is instructed to leave a message or a […]

Police warn of Work at Home Scams

Police warn of Work at Home Scams

Are you looking for an easy way to make money at home? Did you post a resume or solicit interest for a particular job on websites like “Craigslist,” “Monster” or “Indeed”? Did you get an email or text message from someone offering you a job without a face to face interview or paperwork to sign?  […]

Oxnard Police Department — Scam Arrest of Frank Rodriguez

Oxnard Police Department —  Scam Arrest of Frank Rodriguez

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release Detective Erica Escalante, the Financial Crimes Investigator for the Oxnard Police Department, received information that Jose “Frank” Francisco Rodriguez, 57 years old, of Oxnard, was scamming people out of money by falsely holding himself out as an investment broker.  Rodriguez took only cash payments of thousands of dollars […]

Oxnard Police Department’s Partnership with the FTC to Report Fraud and Scam Trends

Oxnard Police Department’s Partnership with the FTC to Report Fraud and Scam Trends

We are proud to announce that your Oxnard Police Department is now in partnership with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through the Consumer Sentinel Network, which is a nationwide law enforcement network for analyzing fraud and scam trends.  Upon logging on to the network in early March to search all reports made by persons in […]

Why repeal and replace ObamaCare has always been a scam

Why repeal and replace ObamaCare has always been a scam

  by Lawrence Sellin, PhD, March 26, 2017 During every election cycle, to maintain the illusion of representative government, Republicans tell voters exactly what they want to hear. After the election, successful Republicans candidates either simply ignore their campaign promises or offer legislation that provides the appearance rather than the substance of fulfilling those promises, usually in […]

Thousand Oaks Police Department Launches Scam Hotline to Educate Community

Thousand Oaks Police Department Launches Scam Hotline to Educate Community

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is launching a scam hotline for its citizens. The hotline telephone number (805) 371-8327 will provide information on various current types of scams (telephone, mail, email, text message, etc.) and provide callers the opportunity to leave information on scams they may have been exposed to. The phone line is a […]

Simi Valley Resident Stops Scam That Targeted Senior Citizen

Simi Valley Resident Stops Scam That Targeted Senior Citizen

The Simi Valley Police Department would like to advise the community of a computer scam that may be targeting senior citizens.  On January 19, 2017, Community Liaison Officers responded to a report of a possible scam in progress at a Target store in Simi Valley. During the investigation, the officers learned that Simi Valley resident, […]

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