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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 ...

Better Business Bureau warns consumers about ransomware

  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

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

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

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 ...

Secret shopper ruse hits close to home

An Auburn resident nearly fell victim to an online scam after she received an unexpected package in the mail. ?Thanks for applying! Here is your first assignment: Deposit this mone ...

Amend ADA so these scams will stop

Lindalou Haines missed the point regarding Assemblywoman (Beth) Gaines’ legislation of amending the ADA compliance law. Her sympathy should be with the small Auburn business owne ...

Scam targets grandparents

About two years ago Gus Thomson wrote a story about the “Grandson in car wreck in Canada” scam that was sweeping the country at the time. I wrote to him because we had nearly b ...

Scam made him quit Facebook

I joined the crowd a couple of years ago and got on Facebook just like Leslie Carroll (Journal, July 25). About a year later, I learned that somebody had hacked into my account and ...

Senior scam targets veterans

It has become apparent to those of us who practice elder law and who legitimately serve the citizens of our community, that if there is an opportunity to “fleece” an unsuspecti ...