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Auburn FedEx email scam averted but many more to be alert for

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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 ...