Fraud Alerts

October 23, 2015: Seniors Must Stay Sharp to Avoid Distraction Burglaries

En Español

Thieves are targeting seniors by going to their homes and distracting them to steal valuables. Read More...

October 9, 2015: Lotto Scratcher Scam Can Rub Consumers the Wrong Way

En Español

Customers hoping to scratch it rich with lottery tickets may have even lower odds of winning because of a few unscrupulous merchants. Read More...

September 25, 2015: Don’t Let Reverse Mortgage Scams Drain Your Savings

En Español

Los Angeles County airwaves are inundated with TV and radio ads touting reverse mortgages. But seniors considering these sales pitches should be aware that there are reverse mortgage-related scams that criminals use to bilk consumers. Read More...

September 11, 2015: Don’t Get Duped in Jury Duty Scam

En Español

The calls and emails appear legitimate and frightening -- pay up for failing to report for jury duty or you may be arrested.  Read More...

August 28, 2015: Beware of Timeshare Purchase Scams

En Español

Owners of timeshare properties can be inundated with offers that buyers are eager to take over their payments. But often these offers are scams targeting seniors. Read More...

August 14, 2015: Keep a Sharp Eye Out For ATM Fraud

En Español

ATM cameras are typically used to catch criminals using a stolen card, but thieves have found ways to shoot their own video to steal cash.  Read More...

July 24, 2015: Vacation Rental Scams Target Seniors

En Español

Vacation rental scammers advertise properties that they do not own on classified ad websites and often include eye-catching photos of luxurious properties.  Read More...

July 10, 2015: Don't Pay Up, Hang Up on Utility Scam

En Español

Electricity bills are bound to swell as air conditioning units and pool heaters provide some relief this summer. Read More...

June 26, 2015: Summertime Brings Home Repair Scams

En Español

As temperatures rise, so does the potential for door-to-door sales scams that target seniors.

Scam artists posing as salespeople fan out into neighborhoods trying to convince homeowners that they need their air conditioning ducts cleaned, their driveway repaved or their windows replaced.  Many will offer prices well below what legitimate contractors would charge.  Read More...

June 12, 2015: Prosecutor Warns About Father's Day Scam

En Español 

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is reminding consumers looking for a special Father’s Day gift to be wary of deeply discounted deals offered via email. Read More...

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