Kamala D. Harris

Be on the lookout for the ‘grandparent scam’

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently issued a consumer alert urging older Californians to be on the lookout for the “grandparent scam” and other scams targeting seniors that have been reported to the California Department of Justice. According to estimates from the AARP, fraud costs American seniors billions of dollars a year. “The […]

Safety tips to keep the holiday shopping season jolly

SAN FRANCISCO — With Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has issued consumer tips for safe shopping this holiday season. The holidays are a festive time of the year that unfortunately leave consumers vulnerable to monetary scams and online hackers. This season’s online holiday sales are predicted to reach a record […]

Attorney general warning: ‘Tis the season for Medicare scams

LOS ANGELES — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently issued a consumer alert to Californians regarding potential scams targeting seniors during Medicare’s open enrollment period, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. During this time, senior citizens who are 65 years old and older should assess their Medicare plans and consider various plan options. Any Medicare plan changes that […]

AG announces arrest of revenge porn Website operator

SAN FRANCISCO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Dec. 10 announced the arrest of the alleged owner and operator of a revenge porn Website who facilitated the posting of more than 10,000 sexually explicit photos and extorted victims for as much as $350 each to remove the illicit content. “This Website published intimate photos of […]

Imitation ‘Covered California’ Websites shut down

SAN FRANCISCO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced Nov. 15 the removal of 10 private health insurance Websites that misled Californians by imitating Covered California, the state’s official insurance marketplace for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Harris also released tips to help consumers avoid insurance scams. “These Websites fraudulently imitated […]

AG praises increased funding for Armed and Prohibited Persons program

SACRAMENTO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing a bill that provides $24 million for a Department of Justice program that takes firearms out of the hands of individuals who are prohibited by law from owning them. “California is leading the nation in a common-sense effort to protect public […]

2k firearms seized from probited persons

SACRAMENTO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced earlier this month that 2,000 firearms were seized from individuals legally barred from possessing them, including persons determined to be mentally unstable and those with active restraining orders. “California has clear laws determining who can possess firearms based on their threat to public safety,” said Harris. “Enforcing […]

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