scam

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 ...

Bogus “student” scammers strike Auburn, Sacramento neighborhoods

A plea for funds to help the arts in cash-strapped schools is tough to turn down, especially for an ex-teacher who understands money is hard to come by for band or theater even in ...

UPC-code-switching scam discovered after arrest of two Reno men

An elaborate UPC-switching scam came unraveled in the parking lot of North Auburn’s Home Depot earlier this week, leaving two Reno men facing multiple charges related to the thef ...

Scammers trolled for Auburn victim

I was advised to let people know that I was the subject of a scam ... but I didn’t fall for it. Someone representing himself as being from the Publisher’s Clearing House prize ...

Schools warned of fundraising con that trades on choking game tragedy

Scammers were at work at a Del Oro High School football game. And in a twisted turn to a tragedy days earlier, used a fake fund-raising scheme in the wake of the death of Bear Riv ...

Be alert to bogus call scam

At the beginning of December I received the first of four threatening calls from a “collection agency” out of New York. The telephone number is (917) 668-9395. Each time the ca ...

Boxer to Investigate Possible Scientific "Conspiracy" in "Climategate"

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, is calling on Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to conduct hearings on a possib ...

Climate scientist at center of e-mail controversy to step down

A scientist who is one of the central figures in the controversy over hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit announced Tuesday that he is steppin ...

Luxury Auburn home used as Craigslist scam bait

When Auburn’s Bruce and Gretchen Harshman put their upscale North Auburn house on the market three weeks ago, the last thing they were expecting was to have it turn up as bait in ...

Sheriffs make second arrest in Lincoln scam

Another arrest has been made as investigators uncover a scam running out of a Lincoln man’s business. Placer County Sheriff’s deputies took Keilan Johnson, 29, of Roseville, ...
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