Articles Tagged With ‘scam’

SLO County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam threatening arrests

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of scammers calling and threatening people with arrests for alleged warrants that a quick payment will clear. During the call, the scammer claims the victim will be... (Continue reading)

SLO County warns public of scammers claiming to be law enforcement

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam that appears to originate from law enforcement, investigators announced on Monday. As part of this scam, a caller claims  there is a warrant for... (Continue reading)

Phony IRS agent targeting SLO County residents

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about an IRS phone scam that is spreading locally. Sheriff’s officials received 11 reports over the last 10 days from people targeted by the scammer or scammers, the agency announced... (Continue reading)

Fire inspection conman strikes Santa Barbara

A New York man running a nationwide scam charged a Santa Barbara restaurant more than $900 for a phony fire inspection. Michael Angelo Carrion, 47, is accused of posing as a fire inspector and scamming businesses in Atlanta, Georgia and... (Continue reading)

Doctor sentenced to 14 Years for pushing bogus cancer cure

A California doctor who sold a bogus cancer cure to dozens of victims across the country as part of a “treatment” program that prosecutors said was “despicable, cruel and heinous” and hastened the death of some patients was sentenced Friday... (Continue reading)

SLO woman loses life savings to grandparent scam

A San Luis Obipso woman lost her life savings — more than $75,000 — to a phone con known as the grandparent scam. [KCOY] Dolores Quezada wired $75,500 to an unknown recipient after she received a phone call from someone... (Continue reading)