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Auburn senior comes close to losing thousands in grandparent scam

It’s often-used by scamsters, well-publicized by law enforcement wishing it would just go away, but the grandparent scam is still reeling in trusting seniors. An 86-year-old ...

Auburn FedEx email scam averted but many more to be alert for

When Auburn resident Glen Cleveland checked his emails recently, one immediately stood out. The official-sounding “FedEx undeliverable parcel notification” stated Clev ...

Auburn store's lottery ticket "pinning" scam exposed by sharp-eyed player

Auburn's Doug Randall said he felt betrayed. Then he felt like he just as well might have thrown his money away. But then he took action. Randall discovered what h ...

Obamacare medical card scam strikes in Placer County

AUBURN CA - With a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the federal Affordable Care Act, a crook was at work in Placer County attempting to put a fresh spin on the old medical-card sca ...

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 ...