Fraud Alerts

April 12, 2018: Fake Event Tickets Can Leave Victims Stuck Outside

En Español

You’ve got your bandana, big sunglasses and even bigger hat, but they won’t do you much good if your music festival tickets turn out to be fake. Read More...

March 23, 2018: Tax-season Phishing Scam Seeks to Hook Personal, Financial Data

En Español

Tax season is the busy season for identity thieves. Be careful when sharing your personal and tax information – particularly online. Read More...

March 8, 2018: Escrow Scam Can Make Homebuyers Lose Down Payment

En Español

When buying a home, make sure that fraudsters don’t turn what can be one of the biggest days in a person’s life into one of the most heartbreaking. Read More...

February 23, 2018: Check Floating Scam Targets Seniors, Others Selling Items

En Español

Getting paid with a bad check is bad enough, but it’s even worse when the check writer cons an online seller into handing over cash as part of the transaction. Read More...

February 9, 2018: Unexpected Packages Could Surprise Your Wallet

En Español

An unexpected gift on Valentine’s Day might seem like a nice way to your heart, but these deliveries may also give scammers a direct route to your credit card. Read More...

January 26, 2018: Fraudulent Contractors Can See Opportunity in Natural Disaster Victims’ Tragedy

En Español

Property owners rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by wildfires should be cautious of contractors seeking to take advantage of their misfortune. Read More...

January 12, 2018: Crooked Public Adjusters Target Wildfire Victims

En Español

Good Samaritans often step up to help victims of wildfires and other disasters, but not everyone who offers aid does so for altruistic reasons. Read More...

December 22, 2017: Work-At-Home Offer Could Turn Seniors into Money Mules

En Español

Seniors on a fixed income often welcome any chance to earn extra money around the holidays. However, an offer to make additional cash while working from home may land law-abiding seniors and others on law enforcement’s naughty list. Read More...

December 8, 2017: Wildfire Victims Should Beware of Price Gouging

En Español

People displaced from their homes by wildfires can fall victim to consumer fraud as well. Read More...

November 9, 2017: Veterans Targeted by Scammers Promising Aid

En Español

Unscrupulous insurance agents are holding presentations at senior centers and residential care facilities in an effort to persuade ineligible seniors to apply for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Program, a benefit only available to low-income disabled veterans and their surviving spouses. Read More...

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