Tag: Scam

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...

Woman Convicted For $200,000 Sweetheart Scam

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LOS ANGELES—A woman was found guilty on Monday, July 25 after being involved in a sweetheart scam with an elderly man, according to the...

Beverly Hills Vehicle Collision Scam

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BEVERLY HILLS—On Monday, December 28, the Beverly Hills Police Department released an advisory notice regarding a vehicle collision scam that had been reported by...

BHPD Warns Citizens Of Phone Scam

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BEVERLY HILLS—A telephone scam targeting the residents of Beverly Hills has begun, according to the recent influx of reports on the crime. The Beverly...

Woman Arrested for Fake Check Scam

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WEST HOLLYWOOD—A woman who responded to a Craigslist ad and purchased a camera from a local male resident with a fraudulent cashier’s check was...

Man Sentenced For Telemarketing Scam

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MALIBU —On March 15, a man received a sentencing of five and a half years in federal prison and was ordered to reimburse $2...
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