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  • 5 Seconds of Summer fans not allowed into the Fillmore
  • A group of angry 5 Seconds of Summer fans were forced out of a concert at the Fillmore after their tickets turned out to be fakes.
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music, scam, craigslist, entertainment
  •  It appears someone is trying to scam Instagram users hoping that a recent Powerball winner wants to spread his newfound wealth.
  • It appears someone is trying to scam Instagram users hoping that a recent Powerball winner wants to spread his newfound wealth.
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milpitas, lottery, scam, instagram, technology
  • 7 On Your Side looks into a widespread IRS scam going around in the Bay Area asking people to send money.
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IRS, taxes, scam, fraud, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • 7 On Your Side looks into a widespread IRS scam going around in the Bay Area asking people to send money.
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IRS, scam, taxes, consumer news
  • The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of scammers who ask for money due to a failed appearance for jury duty.
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scam, san mateo county, peninsula news
  • IRS building
  • A watchdog group says more than 20,000 taxpayers have been targeted by fake IRS agents in the largest phone scam ever seen.
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IRS, scam, national/world
  • fake $50 bills
  • Some Girl Scouts in Southern California got a tough lesson in being able to spot counterfeit bills after crooks gave them fake $50 bills.
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scam, southern california, california news
  • IRS envelope
  • Consumer Reports and 7 On Your Side look into the top tactics used to rip people off around tax time.
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consumer reports, IRS, taxes, scam, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • IRS envelope
  • Consumer Reports and 7 On Your Side look into the top tactics used to rip people off around tax time.
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IRS, taxes, scam, consumer reports, consumer news
  • San Mateo police are warning the public of recent scams from callers who inform the victims of unpaid bills.
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san mateo, scam, fraud, crime, PG&E, peninsula news
  • Police in Pacifica are warning residents of a recently reported utility scam.
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pacifica, scam, peninsula news
  • Triminex diet pills
  • A Rohnert Park woman thought she was filling out an online survey for Amazon, but ended up with diet pills she couldn't afford.
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diets, drugs, amazon, scam, rohnert park, better business bureau, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • Triminex diet pills
  • A Rohnert Park woman thought she was filling out an online survey for Amazon, but ended up with diet pills she couldn?t afford.
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rohnert park, scam, amazon, better business bureau, diets, consumer news
  • San Francisco Superior Court is warning the public to be wary of scammers who may ask people to wire money due to failed Grand Jury summonses.
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scam, SFPD, san francisco news
  • Christian Mingle dating website
  • A woman who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in an online search for love is telling her story exclusively to ABC7 News.
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san jose, scam, websites, crime, south bay news, katie marzullo
  • Christian Mingle dating website
  • A woman who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in an online search for love is telling her story exclusively to ABC7 News.
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san jose, scam, websites, crime, news
  • Police are warning residents in El Cerrito about scam artists that have been targeting elderly shoppers.
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el cerrito, seniors, scam, shopping, retail, driving, christmas, holiday, east bay news
  • Exterior view of LinkedIn headquarters is seen in Mountain View, Calif., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.
  • A security firm is warning about what it says is a growing scam on a popular professional networking site.
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linkedin, jobs, scam, business
  • 7 On Your Side: Warning about Obamacare scams
  • Confusion over the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is a prime opportunity for scammers to take advantage of people.
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obamacare, health care, health insurance, scam, internet, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • 7 On Your Side: Warning about Obamacare scams
  • Confusion over the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is a prime opportunity for scammers to take advantage of people.
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obamacare, scam, health care, health insurance, internet, consumer news
  • Santa Clara DAs office warns of rental scams
  • There's a growing scam in the South Bay targeting people in search of rentals.
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san jose, housing market, real estate, scam, craigslist, south bay news
  • Santa Clara DAs office warns of rental scams
  • There's a growing scam in the South Bay targeting people in search of rentals.
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scam, real estate, housing market, crime, santa clara, san jose, news
  • Lisa Baravish of San Bruno on the phone with scammers.
  • Predators are trying to trick Bay Area residents into wiring money to a con artist with familiar scam.
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scam, walmart, safeway, sears, san bruno, consumer news
  • Lisa Baravish of San Bruno on the phone with scammers.
  • Predators are trying to trick Bay Area residents into wiring money to a con artist with familiar scam.
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scam, walmart, safeway, sears, san bruno, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • Burlingame police are searching for the three men who pulled off an elaborate theft that they're warning the public about.
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burlingame, scam, peninsula news
  • Snake scam lady
  • Fremont police have released a photo of a woman accused of impersonating an animal control officer and preying on people's fear of snakes.
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crime, scam, fremont, belmont, napa county, burlingame, san mateo, animal, east bay news
  • IRS sign
  • The Fremont Police Department has a warning for the South Asian-American community to watch out for an IRS phone scam.
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fremont, IRS, scam, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • Sketch of Union City snake scam suspect
  • More Bay Area cities are reporting sightings of burglars impersonating animal control officers on the hunt for snakes.
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crime, scam, fremont, belmont, napa county, burlingame, san mateo, animal, east bay news
  • Sketch of Union City snake scam suspect
  • Union City police are warning residents to be wary of burglary suspects who pose as city animal control employees looking for a snake.
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crime, scam, fremont, east bay news
  • Lawmakers in Sacramento are trying to outlaw scams that promise legalization for a price.
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sacramento, immigration, scam, state capitol, politics video
  • Billboards near the California-Mexico border
  • Lawmakers in Sacramento are trying to outlaw scams that promise legalization for a price.
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sacramento, laws, immigration, scam, state capitol, politics, nannette miranda
  • Green Dot MoneyPack cards
  • There is a new phone scam going around that is targeting people with a common last name.
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pleasant hill, scam, news
  • Green Dot MoneyPack cards
  • There is a new phone scam going around that is targeting people with a common last name.
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scam, pleasant hill, east bay news, lisa amin gulezian
  • Mugshots of blessing scam suspects
  • A SF judge sentenced four thieves Friday. They're convicted of swindling Chinese seniors in what police call the "blessing scam."
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scam, chinatown, george gascon, greg suhr, SFPD, crime, new york, los angeles, seniors, news
  • Mugshots of blessing scam suspects
  • A SF judge sentenced four thieves Friday. They're convicted of swindling Chinese seniors in what police call the "blessing scam."
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scam, chinatown, george gascon, greg suhr, SFPD, crime, new york, los angeles, seniors, san francisco news, vic lee
  • Susan Wong
  • ABC7 News spoke exclusively with the victim of a Chinatown swindle who helped SF police nab three "blessing scam" suspects.
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crime, SFPD, george gascon, chinatown, scam, news
  • Susan Wong
  • ABC7 News spoke exclusively with the victim of a Chinatown swindle who helped SF police nab three "blessing scam" suspects.
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scam, chinatown, george gascon, SFPD, crime, san francisco news, vic lee
  • Flier warning people in Chinatown about the Blessing scam.
  • A new public awareness campaign to help protect the Chinese community launches this week in San Francisco.
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scam, trials, chinatown, george gascon, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • A new public awareness campaign to help protect the Chinese community launches this week in San Francisco.
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scam, trials, chinatown, george gascon, consumer news
  • Contra Costa College
  • Almost two dozen people are facing charges for receiving money to go to Contra Costa College, but never actually attending class.
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contra costa county, san pablo, crime, fraud, scam, east bay news, wayne freedman
  • Contra Costa College
  • Almost two dozen people face charges for receiving money to go to Contra Costa College but never attending class.
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contra costa county, san pablo, crime, fraud, scam, news
  • Robert Pham
  • Robert Pham was arrested in connection with a Super Bowl ticket hoax that cost a Hayward woman $5,900.
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san francisco 49ers, nfl, nfl playoffs, super bowl, scam, nfl
  • Robert Pham
  • Robert Pham was arrested in connection with a Super Bowl ticket hoax that cost a Hayward woman $5,900.
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san francisco 49ers, nfl, nfl playoffs, super bowl, scam, sports
  • Old scheme used on Comcast customers
  • 7 On Your Side has an important warning about a phone scam hitting Bay Area Comcast customers.
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comcast, scam, computers, consumer news
  • Old scheme used on Comcast customers
  • 7 On Your Side has an important warning about a phone scam hitting Bay Area Comcast customers.
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comcast, scam, computers, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • A man who admits hes made a career out of ripping off San Francisco drivers spoke candidly about how hes done it.
  • A man convicted of impersonating a parking lot attendant is back jail for the same thing that put him there for two months earlier this year.
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crime, scam, SFPD, george gascon, san francisco news
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • Officials are warning potential dog owners to beware of a pet scam that is misusing the SFO name to entice its victims.
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san francisco international airport, scam, peninsula news
  • Online dating, Match.com
  • An estimated 40 million Americans have tried online dating. Many have found love, many also find big trouble.
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valentine's day, internet, websites, scam, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • Online dating, Match.com
  • An estimated 40 million Americans have tried online dating. Many have found love, many also find big trouble.
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valentine's day, internet, websites, scam, consumer news
  • Michael Finney answers questions posted to his Facebook page during ABC7 News at 4.
  • On Monday, Finney talked about false advertising, beverage taxes, and fake bill collectors.
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taxes, bills, scam, consumer news