Fraud Alerts

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...

May 29, 2015: District Attorney Jackie Lacey Issues First #FraudFriday Alert

Welcome to #FraudFriday.

This is the first #FraudFriday Alert issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Every other Friday, the experts who prosecute these devastating financial crimes will offer warnings about the latest ploys targeting consumers in Los Angeles County – with a special emphasis on safeguarding seniors.

Educating seniors about financial fraud is one of District Attorney Jackie Lacey's top priorities. Read More...

May 9, 2014: Elder Scam (30 Seconds)

District Attorney Jackie Lacey and her mother urge seniors to protect themselves against financial fraud.  Read More...

May 9, 2014: Elder Scam (60 Seconds)

District Attorney Jackie Lacey and her mother, who was a victim of financial fraud, warn seniors about common financial scams and how to stop them. Read More...