Sunday, September 29, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - While some parents may not know a gigabyte from Google, they still need to help their kids stay safe and protect personal information online. A new survey by LifeLock finds that some of today’s young people don’t understand the dangers of their tech-heavy lifestyles.
Friday, August 23, 2013 12:00 am
A Lodi woman was sure her grandson needed her help — so sure that she was ready to send him $1,400 in order to bail him out of a jail in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Fortunately for the woman, a Western Union employee spotted the scam before the money ended up in the hands of thieves.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - You’ve seen it in the headlines. Hundreds of data breaches, often at large corporations, happen every year - and consumers suffer the consequences.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:02 am
Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:00 am
Paula Wells quickly realized she was being scammed. After purchasing a Ford F350 from a Sacramento-area Ford dealership, Wells, of Lodi, received a letter in the mail, saying her warranty was about to expire.
Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Each year, thousands of trusting homeowners hire contractors for home repairs or renovation projects. But for many, dreams of a remodeled kitchen, new roof or updated patio are dashed by contractor fraud.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) While we are all taught to use good manners when answering the telephone, not everyone who calls you necessarily has good intentions.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:00 am
Keep your ears open for scams coming in over the phone. The Lodi Police Department has received reports of telephone scammers posing as the victim's grandchild and asking for money to help them out of jail in Mexico or Canada.
Friday, December 21, 2012 9:39 am
More residential waste is created during the holiday season than any other time of the year, so the County of San Joaquin and the Cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy are asking residents and businesses to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible.
Friday, October 26, 2012 12:00 am
A new telephone scam has at least one Lodi resident warning senior citizens to be careful about the information they hand out over the phone.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 12:00 am
Mandi Eisenbeis stood over her dad. It was a Thursday in May 2011 when she said her private goodbyes at a mortuary in Lodi. George "Randy" Eisenbeis had died young, felled at age 57 by a methamphetamine overdose.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 10:38 am
With the help of an alert Rite Aid employee, Charles Miller of Lodi avoided being scammed out of $5,000.
Miller was ready to wire the money to a person claiming to be his grandson, Nathan, in Greece.
But his grandson was in California, and Rite Aid worker Judy Maire refused to let Miller be ripped off.
Police say the scam usually targets seniors. They say such financial fraud has become all too common — and warn that once money is wired overseas, there is little they can do.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:00 am
Between 8 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Monday, the Lodi Police Department received 584 calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls:
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:22 am
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 5:11 pm
San Joaquin Delta College trustees met for four hours Tuesday
but did not make a decision on the possible discipline or
termination of college president Jeff Marsee.
Saturday, December 31, 2011 12:00 am
It is the duty of the officers in the Lodi Police Department to
answer any and all calls.
Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:00 am
Next time you take a trip to Disney World, you might want to
venture a few miles up Interstate 4 to a place called Cassadaga —
if you dare.
Monday, August 1, 2011 12:00 am
Telephone scams have become increasingly popular among scam
artists who like to prey on people and their good nature. There are
many types of phone scams, but most all will have one thing in
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:00 am
My alarm goes off at 5 a.m. After hitting snooze a few times, I
make it to work by 6 a.m., and hit the locker room to change.
Friday, March 18, 2011 12:00 am
For father and son Ivan and Kerry Suess, real estate is in their
blood. Ivan's grandfather was a Realtor in Lodi years ago. After
some time spent selling RCA Victor appliances for retail and
wholesale, Ivan opened Ivan's Clothing Store in Lodi. The store
remained in business for more than 20 years, and Ivan Suess later
became a partner in the real estate firm Schaffer, Suess and Boyd,
Monday, January 17, 2011 12:00 am
Henrietta Brice, 53, and her daughter, Larrisa Coleen Brice, 24,
were arrested on two counts of insurance fraud, according to
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones' office.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:00 am
Like most people, I telephone a business when I'm interested in
purchasing their services. In August 2009, I called a provider of
TV programs and arranged for their service. Over a year later, I
called to say I would discontinue their service because another
provider had offered cable TV for $9.99 per month.
Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:00 am
The following is a sample of police and fire calls received by
Lodi Police Department dispatchers in the 24 hours after 9 a.m.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:00 am
August marks the 75th anniversary of Social Security. Isn't it
great that we can rely on the federal government to take care of us
in our old age?
Thursday, June 10, 2010 12:00 am
A former Jim Elliot Christian High School basketball coach was
charged Wednesday with convincing an elderly couple to invest more
than $250,000 in a business for which he did not have proper state