Tag: Scam

Man Sentenced To Eight Years For Wire Fraud

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SANTA MONICA-On Tuesday, March 9, the Department of Justice announced that a Santa Monica man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for...

How To Avoid Being Scammed Over The Phone

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UNITED STATES—Your phone rings and you glance at the Caller ID - which reads, “IRS.” You answer, only to hear that “an arrest warrant...

Five Canadians Charged For Scam Targeting Elderly Victims

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BEVERLY HILLS—On Tuesday, December 8, the United States Attorneys Office for the Central District of California announced that five Canadian men have been charged...

Harlan Kelly Charged With Honest Services Wire Fraud

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CALIFORNIA—On Monday, November 30, the U.S Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California announced that Harlan Kelly, the General Manager of the San...

Vickie Eisenstein Scammed $2,000

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WEST HOLLYWOOD— Around mid to late April of 2020, Vickie Eisenstein who is a filmmaker, comedian, and actress, was scammed $2,000. Because of the...

Social Security Scam Alert! Hang UP On Bogus Calls!

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UNITED STATES—Reader Alert: This week, I, Toni King received a letter from the Social Security office regarding my special needs sister’s benefits and an...

D.A’s Office Warns Public About Contact Tracing Scam

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CALIFORNIA — On Friday, July 24, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office issued a statement warning the public about a “contact tracing scam.” The...

Eight People Arrested For Scamming Unemployment Benefits

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CALIFORNIA—On Tuesday, July 7, eight individuals were arrested for allegedly creating fake businesses to scam more than $1.1 million in unemployment benefits. According to...

Santa Monica Man Pleads Guilty To Scamming Women On Dating Apps

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SANTA MONICA— On Wednesday, June 24, a Santa Monica man pled guilty to federal wire fraud after getting four women to invest in his...

Eblin Balver Pleads No Contest To Immigration, Real Estate Scam

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CALIFORNIA—According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Eblin Balver 53, pleaded no contest in a court on Tuesday, June 16, to taking...

Public Scam, Fake Remedies For Coronavirus

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UNITED STATES—The seriousness of the Coronavirus has people searching online for prevention and cures. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is alerting the public to...

Woman Sentenced For Running Million Dollar Sleep Study Scam

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STUDIO CITY—A woman was sentenced on March 5 to 37 months in federal prison after causing more than $11.5 million in health care charges...

Victims Of Trickery Suspect, Leslie Lee Wanted

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HOLLYWOOD─Burglary/Theft detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Area is asking for individuals who may have been victimized by Leslie Lee to come...

Dalila Moreno Sentenced In Immigration Scam

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LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office revealed on Friday, December 7 that Dalia Moreno, 64, of East Los Angeles was sentenced to...

Bitcoin Fraud Scheme

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LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department Hollenback Division is alerting the public of reports of fraud taking place to its community members. According to...

BHPD Warns Public About Apple Scam

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BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills Police Department is warning the public about a series of reports they have received of suspicious phone calls to residents...

Letter Scam Demands Bitcoin Payment

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STUDIO CITY—A recent blackmail scam is demanding bitcoin as payment to keep information from leaking about potential extramarital affairs. Last week, residents around the Los...

Obama Is Like A Flu Shot

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UNITED STATES—When Obama first took office I was happy. I was young, naïve and I thought it would be nice to have a good...

Dalila Moreno Charged With Running Immigration Services Scam

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LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles woman pleaded not guilty on Friday, January 12 to 17 felony counts for allegedly operating a fraudulent immigration services business,...

The Fox Outfoxed

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UNITED STATES—The Wylie Empire included a hotel in a prime location on Skid Row—the elegantly named Palmer House on Wall St. (conveniently around the...
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