Western Union Financial Services Inc.

  • Culture

    November 13, 2013
  • News

    October 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    SFPD Warns of British Check Fraud Scam

    If you get a letter from a bogus British organization called the National Lottery, throw it out or call the police.The cops are warning everyone about this very bizarre check forgery scam that's duping residents out of their hard-earned cash. Officer Gordon Shyy explains that victims are getting a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    SFPD Targets "Western Union Grandmother" Scammers

    ​The San Francisco Police Department is urging older city residents to be on their guard against a form of fraud that many a concerned grandparent could fall for.It's known as the "Western Union Grandmother/Grandfather" scam. A con artist calls an elderly person, frantically stating something alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Glen Park Mother Duped, Wires $2,800 to Spain to Help 'Son'

    So much love under one roof​A woman's motherhood was truly tested this week when she was duped into sending cash across the globe, thinking her son was in trouble.  A San Francisco woman living in Glen Park received a call from a man who said he was in Spain. The man told the woman that autho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Feds Seize Grow Equipment, Cash from Oakland Pot Factory

    Pot growers, we welcome you -- and your seized assets​Backers of Proposition 19 say their legalize-and-tax-it approach to marijuana will raise money for the strapped California government. Recent comments by U.S. attorney general Eric Holder, along with an Oct. 8 federal forfeiture filing connecte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    African Internet Scam -- for Puppy: A New Twist on Old Crime

    Animal ControlPicking up a dog like Lola here in the city would have been cheaper. And less embarrassing. ​You ain't nobody until you get your first frantic e-mail from some hapless potentate begging you for funds and promising vast wealth in return. Just wire a check to Africa, and ... hilarity e ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2009

    The Dark Prince

    He claimed to be Nepalese royalty, but police say Kaushal Niroula is a con man whose crew of gay grifters may have murdered a wealthy Palm Springs man.

  • News

    January 21, 2009

    Exporting the Dead

    Every year, the corpses of hundreds of immigrants are flown from San Francisco to their home countries.

  • Film

    March 21, 2007

    Bob Shaye's New Line

    Movie mogul taps into his inner child

  • News

    August 9, 2006

    Western Confusion

    With the help of foreign consulates, Western Union poses as a quasi-governmental banking service and rakes in millions from immigrants

  • News

    February 18, 2004

    Enslaved in Palo Alto

    A domestic worker from Kenya has accused her employer -- a prominent African journalist -- of human trafficking

  • Music

    December 1, 1999

    Riff Raff

    Jukebox Hero and Gordon Dorsey

  • News

    September 15, 1999

    Pirates at the Dock

    Sony, Electronic Arts sue, alleging Bay Area residents were part of international video game piracy ring

  • News

    September 8, 1999


    Pirates at the Dock

    Sony, Electronic Arts sue, alleging Bay Area residents were part of international video game piracy ring

  • Music

    January 28, 1998

    Busker Do!

    Mary Lou Lord comes out of the subway and into a theater near you

  • News

    October 25, 1995

    Cops vs. Cops

    Can a credible case be built against errant cops if the witnesses are involved in the drug trade?

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