• SCAM ALERT: Scam Callers Targeting Imperial Irrigation District Customers

    Scammers are targeting Imperial Irrigation District customers with what appear to be legitimate company numbers, the irrigation district announced Wednesday. Callers have been contacting district customers with legitimate company numbers over the last several days, threatening to cut power off if payments are not quickly made, according to district officials. When customers return these scam […]

  • President Trump signs robo-call bill into law

    President Donald Trump signed a bill on Monday that increases fines on criminal robocall violations and cracks down on companies making the calls, as part of a federal push against telephone scammers. “This historic legislation will provide American consumers with even greater protection against annoying unsolicited robocalls,” the White House Office of the Press Secretary […]

  • Residents Warned to be Alert to Scam Seeking `Bond’ Payments Via Phone

    Con artists claiming to be government agents are contacting Riverside County residents seeking payments over the phone for “bonds” issued because of fraudulent activity, and sheriff’s officials Thursday warned call recipients not to fall for the scam. Sheriff’s Sgt. Timothy Brause said that the sheriff’s department has received a number of reports about the racket, […]

  • Southern California Gas Warns of Earthquake-Related Scam

    Southern California Gas Co. warned Southlanders Tuesday that scammers are making false promises that rebates will be paid by the utility if customers pay to have earthquake shutoff valves installed. “Earlier this week, SoCalGas customers in the city of Tustin reported being approached by a door-to-door salesperson offering to install an earthquake shutoff valve and […]

  • Officials Warn of Social Security Scam Calls

    Apparent social security scammers have been making the rounds and calling people warning them that their accounts are about to be suspended. Experts say don’t fall for it. Experts say the reason why certain people keep getting such calls is likely due to them choosing to answer the phone in the first place. Kevin Chavez, […]

  • IRS Warns of New Phone Scam

    The Internal Revenue Service Friday warned the public about a new phone scam in which criminals are impersonating IRS employees. Similar to other IRS impersonation schemes, thieves make unsolicited phone calls to their intended victims fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS. In the recent variation, scammers are making unsolicited phone calls to victims claiming […]

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