Fraud Alerts

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...

October 27, 2017: Seniors Among Targets of Software Update Scam

En Español

Seniors and other computer owners have reported receiving voicemails from so-called technicians claiming to represent Microsoft. The callers warn consumers that their Windows license key has expired and all services will be suspended unless they call a toll-free number. Read More...

October 13, 2017: Some Free Apps May Prove Costly

En Español

There are apps to fill the needs of virtually every cell-phone user, but consumers should be careful not to let an app scam them. Read More...

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...

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