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Auburn senior comes close to losing thousands in grandparent scam
Friday Apr 24 2015
It’s often-used by scamsters, well-publicized by law enforcement wishing it would just go away, but the grandparent scam is still reeling in trusting seniors. An 86-year-old ...
Auburn FedEx email scam averted but many more to be alert for
Friday Nov 28 2014
When Auburn resident Glen Cleveland checked his emails recently, one immediately stood out. The official-sounding “FedEx undeliverable parcel notification” stated Clev ...
Reader Input: Site access fees indeed a scam
Wednesday Jul 09 2014
If I read Sarah Reijonen’s letter right (“State charging fees for federal access,” Reader Input, July 8), there’s people out there got money coming back. Th ...
Scammers target Placer residents
Tuesday Jul 01 2014
Scams targeting jurors and residents are on the rise throughout Placer County, and technology is making them easier than ever before for criminals. Placer County officials are war ...
Scammers pose as utilities to steal financial information
Thursday Jun 05 2014
Scammers are targeting Auburn residents and businesses, under the guise of local utility companies, to extract valuable financial information. While scams revolving around organi ...
Placer Water warns of possible “overpayment notice” scam
Sunday Apr 06 2014
The Placer County Water Agency is asking its water customers to stay alert for a possible scam involving a bogus “overpayment notice” that could turn up in mail ...
Bogus ‘PG&E power shut-off’ calls strike Auburn businesses
Wednesday Apr 02 2014
The caller on the other end of the line sounded dead serious and the threat was one that any restaurant would have to take notice of. But the phone call Awful Annie’s co-own ...
Auburn woman avoids phone scam
Thursday Sep 26 2013
Auburn resident Ann Meyer received a call early Monday morning from a man who claimed to need her bank account number. Although half-asleep, Meyer found the call to be very suspic ...
Reader Input: Prosecute lottery ticket peddler
Tuesday Apr 30 2013
Gus Thomson’s article regarding an Auburn store selling lottery tickets which fraudulently were altered prior to sale should be an awakening call to the general public (&ldqu ...
Auburn store's lottery ticket "pinning" scam exposed by sharp-eyed player
Sunday Apr 28 2013
Auburn's Doug Randall said he felt betrayed. Then he felt like he just as well might have thrown his money away. But then he took action. Randall discovered what h ...
Reader Input: Can’t scam public twice
Wednesday Jan 30 2013
I thought I saw and heard it all ’til I read the Auburn Journal on Friday, Jan. 25. On the front page, it said a $300 fix may reopen the Newcastle fire station. It looks to ...
Better Business Bureau warns consumers about ransomware
Thursday Nov 29 2012
The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that it's receiving increased reports of ransomware, a form of malware that locks consumers out of their computers and r ...
Phone scam seeks remote computer access
Thursday Aug 23 2012
On a recent evening just before dinner, Jana Domondon got a strange phone call at her home in Newcastle: Somehow she had a serious virus on her computer. The caller said he was fro ...
Obamacare medical card scam strikes in Placer County
Tuesday Jul 03 2012
AUBURN CA - With a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the federal Affordable Care Act, a crook was at work in Placer County attempting to put a fresh spin on the old medical-card sca ...
Craigslist scam being tied to Meadow Vista man widening
Monday Jul 02 2012
AUBURN CA - The extent of a Meadow Vista man?s alleged Craigslist time-share scam is widening, Placer County Sheriff?s investigators say. William Lordier was arrested on fraud cha ...
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