scams

Reader Input: How I passed Nigerian scams 101

It sounded too good to be true. There existed a vast sum of money waiting for me. All that was required was to send money to the sender of the email in only one installment in or ...

Better Business Bureau warns of military-related scams

Veterans Day is a time to celebrate and pay respect to both former and current members of the United States military. However, according to the Better Business Bureau serving Nort ...

Election-themed scam warning from Better Business Bureau

AUBURN CA - Election season is moving into high gear and so are election-related scams, according to the Better Business Bureau. While the Placer County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t ...

More scam artists solicit Auburn-area residents

Earl Stone relied on his instincts about a strange telephone bill and may have avoided being scammed. Stone, 93, of Meadow Vista, said he got a bill for $8.17 from a telephone co ...

Local residents avoid variety of scams

When Colfax resident Robert Chipp got a call from someone saying they were his grandson and that they needed money, he thought it was a little strange. “The guy came on real st ...

Mailbox 'reward' notices can come with big caveats

Identifying a fake check is not a skill reserved for federal bank agents. Today, some local residents are also becoming savvy in recognizing cash rewards that are too good to be ...