The Lower Haight has had several incidents of fraud arrests in the past three months. According to CrimeMapping.com, the 1 mile radius east of the Lower Haight experienced almost 500 total. Of course, not all arrests are actual incidences of fraud. After all, someone who is arrested is innocent until proven guilty.
Fraud charges come from various organizations like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and less serious accusations by local authorities for using stolen credit cards. However, in one case in the Lower Haight, a local woman was arrested for fraud by police for falsifying information on a school application.
Other fraud arrests involve large amounts of cash and involve agencies like the FBI. Recently, the FBI busted a local Lower Haight ponzi scheme artist and his associates. They were recently re-arrested for several counts of serious fraudulent activity.
In response to the high number of fraudulent activities surrounding foreclosures, workshops were offered to victimized homeowners in the San Francisco area by local realtors. The local FBI in San Francisco is also responding to victims of the prevalent number of frauds and other white collar crime in the area.
To learn more about fraud and fraud prevention or to report an anonymous tip to the FBI, consult their local office website.