Inside LADA

September 22, 2017: Seniors Warned to be Careful When Selling a Timeshare

En Español

Maintaining a timeshare can become a burdensome expense for a senior on a fixed income. Selling the timeshare may be an attractive option, but retirees should proceed with caution.Read more...

September 8, 2017: Hurricanes, Wildfires Give Way to Fraud Involving Online Equipment Sales

En Español

Natural disasters bring out the best – and worst — in people. Most want to help, but scammers are quick to take advantage of people’s willingness to assist those affected by hurricanes and wildfires.Read more...

August 28, 2017: LADA Leads Animal Safety Efforts

Leaving an animal in a car for as little as five minutes can be hazardous to its health. With temperatures rising, the specially trained deputy district attorneys who prosecute animal cruelty cases in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office are on high alert.Read more...

August 25, 2017: Crooks Target Seniors with Blessing Scams

En Español

Seniors with deep religious or spiritual beliefs, particularly those in immigrant communities, should be aware of a hoax that exploits those ideas and can result in the loss of cash and valuables.Read more...

August 17, 2017: DUI Training and Prosecution Section

Impaired driving due to alcohol and drugs is a chronic problem that endangers public safety.Read more...

August 11, 2017: Mailed Cell Phones Never Returned in Malware Removal Scam

En Español

A caller to a mobile phone warns of malware infecting the device but instead of removing the virus, the scammer manages to convince the victim to send him the phone.Read more...

July 28, 2017: Scammers Lure Seniors Into Paying for Worthless Lists of “Resources”

En Español

Financially vulnerable seniors are being preyed upon by phone, at church and other places by people falsely claiming to represent a company that can help them gain access to government grants and other funding in exchange for a “fee.”Read more...

July 18, 2017: A Day in the Life: Catalina Prosecutor

Deputy District Attorney Karen Brako climbs aboard a roaring helicopter every other Friday and heads to work.Read more...

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