Scams in the San Gabriel Valley

Irwindale is warning its residents and business owners that a scammer is out there claiming to be distributing a “2008 Best of Irwindale Award,” and that for $100 or more, they can get a plaque. According to Irwindale’s Web site:

To claim this “award” you just need to submit your credit card information to purchase the plaque which runs upwards of $100. On November 13th, the Chamber received this award too!

Of course, no award is ever distributed.

Irwindale is not the only city that is reporting scams. Weekly, we receive calls about everything from email scams to door-to-door “salesmen” that try to bilk residents of up to thousands of dollars.

Do you have any scammer stories to share?