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Update — Oxnard: Door-to-Door Scam Advisory

Update —  Oxnard:  Door-to-Door Scam Advisory

It has come to the attention of your Oxnard Police Department that a potentially troubling scam is targeting families with school-age children.  This Door-to-Door Scam has resulted in at least three confirmed cases in Oxnard and potentially others in Cerritos. In two instances, a male subject advertised door-to-door as an in-home tutor.  He presented parents […]

Bamboozled: The new scam Amazon won’t warn you about

Bamboozled: The new scam Amazon won’t warn you about

If you plan to shop on Amazon.com this holiday season, be warned. There’s a new scam afoot, and the con artists are using Amazon to steal your money. Based on the number of complaints reported to Bamboozled from across the country in the past few months, the problem is widespread, if not rampant. Amazon isn’t […]

T.O. Police Warn of New Text Message Scam

T.O. Police Warn of New Text Message Scam

The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind cell phone users to be cautious when responding to suspicious text messages due to an increase in SMS phishing also known as SMiShing. SMiShing or SMS phishing is a form of phishing. This occurs when a criminal sends a text message asking you to provide sensitive, […]

Simi PD Warning: Kidnap Telephone Scam

Simi PD Warning: Kidnap Telephone Scam

California State Controller Yee Warns of Unclaimed Property Scams

California State Controller Yee Warns of Unclaimed Property Scams

Reminds Californians to Search for their Lost or Forgotten Funds State Controller Betty T. Yee today cautioned Californians to be aware of common consumer scams related to the unclaimed property program that she administers.  The Controller’s Office has received recent complaints from the public about suspicious postcards, mail, and emails related to unclaimed property. Mailed […]

Couple get away with $8000 after scamming victim — Police look for suspects

Couple get away with $8000 after scamming victim — Police look for suspects

On Wednesday, March 9th at 1:39pm, the Ventura Police Department responded to Vons, 115 W. Main St., to contact the victim of a theft by false pretenses. During the investigation the officers learned the victim, who is Spanish speaking only, was in the downtown area, when she was approached first by the female suspect. The […]

Simi Valley Police advise residents: Be aware of scams — The IRS doesn’t give you a courtesy call

Simi Valley Police advise residents: Be aware of scams — The IRS doesn’t give you a courtesy call

Simi Valley Police Warn of Delivery Scam

Simi Valley Police Warn of Delivery Scam

The Simi Valley Police Department would like to warn you about the latest credit card scam occurring across the country. Here’s how it works; you receive a call from a “courier service” asking you if you are going to be home so they can deliver a package that requires a signature. This sounds legitimate to […]

IRS Scammers trying to shakedown Moorpark residents

IRS Scammers trying to shakedown Moorpark residents

Email is not the only way criminals try to attack and steal your identity. Moorpark is experiencing an IRS phone scam involving people claiming to be Moorpark Police staff. They even adjust their caller-ID information to make it appear that they are legitimately calling from the Moorpark Police Department (805-532-2700). The scammers say that, you […]

Orange County man pleads guilty to defrauding victims in foreclosure scam

Orange County man pleads guilty to defrauding victims in foreclosure scam

Orange County resident Sergio Sanchez Santibanez has plead guilty to felony grand theft and felony foreclosure consultant fraud. The charges were the result of an investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit. The charges arose from a fraudulent short sale and foreclosure rescue program called Foreclosure Legal Services (FLS) based in the […]

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