Articles Tagged With ‘scams’




Central Coast residents warned about ‘virtual kidnapped’

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is warning Central Coast residents about the growing trend of “virtual kidnapping” schemes. Extortion calls by virtual kidnappers have been attempted in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties as recently as September... (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)

Korean fraudster arrested for bank scam in Morro Bay

Morro Bay police arrested a 60-year-old man for bank fraud earlier this month. The man is suspected of being a member of a Korean gang involved in a string of bank fraud scams. [KSBY] On July 12, Il Kwon Chung,... (Continue reading)

Scammed Atascadero grandfather gets $55,000 back

An 84-year-old Atascadero man who lost $55,000 to a grandfather scam got his money back with the help of a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detective. On July 2, a man claiming to be an attorney representing the victim’s grandson... (Continue reading)

Templeton seniors scammed by fake magazine fundraiser

Two young women posed as Templeton high school students have convinced residents of a senior citizen complex in Templeton to buy magazine subscriptions with claims the proceeds would go toward an athletic program fundraiser, according to the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)