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Consumer Alerts


February 15, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Costco Scams

If you receive an email indicating your COSTCO membership has expired it is likely a scam. Read full story


December 06, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

FDA halts sale of Balance of Nature supplements and a restitution fund for refunds for consumers who purchased the product was created by a state court judgment

Sonoma County residents may have seen the Food & Drug Administration’s recent press release regarding its enforcement action against Balance of Nature which halted the sale of the product and wonder if they may be entitled to relief. Read full story


December 04, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Streaming Service Scams

Now scammers are imitating popular streaming services such as Netflix and Paramount +.  Recent emails indicated Paramount + subscription was expiring and had a realistic Paramount + logo but was a scam.  Similarly an email purporting to come from Netflix to sign up for a loyalty program was also a scam. Read full story


October 09, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Be Aware of Amazon Prime Scam Emails

Have you received notice that your Amazon Prime account has expired? Be aware that scammers pretending to be Amazon are sending such notices out and the emails are fake. Read full story


August 22, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Disaster Scams

With the recent disasters in Maui and Southern California, please be alert for disaster scams which always occur after natural disasters.  Read full story


July 17, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Avoiding Scammers

Zero Waste Sonoma is holding a recycling event to accept used residential solar panels which can be challenging to recycle or dispose of. The event will be held on June 16, 2023 at the Luther Burbank Center between 9-5. APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Read full story


June 02, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Residential Solar Panel Recycling Event in Santa Rosa

Zero Waste Sonoma is holding a recycling event to accept used residential solar panels which can be challenging to recycle or dispose of. The event will be held on June 16, 2023 at the Luther Burbank Center between 9-5. APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Read full story


September 01, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Scammers Are Requesting Payment Through Wire Transfer or Zelle

A nationwide bank recently reported that digital money movement fraud is on the rise. Scammers can contact you requesting money through a Wire Transfer or transfer via Zelle. Read full story


September 01, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Your Long-Lost Relative May Not Have Actually Left You an Inheritance

The Federal Trade Commission recently reported that it has been receiving reports from people getting letters in the mail from a law firm. The letters say they are looking for the heir of a multi-million-dollar inheritance, and they think it might be you. They offer to split the inheritance between you, their law firm, and some charities, and ask that you keep this information secret. Read full story


September 01, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

As Prices Rise, Keep an Eye Out for Scammers

The Federal Trade Commission recently warned consumers to keep an eye out on scammers who are taking advantage of people wo are worried about high prices impacting their budgets. With the cost of groceries, housing, and many other things rising, consumers may be looking for ways to cut costs. Read full story