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DA NANCY O’MALLEY, HAROLD BOSCHOVICH HONORED WITH LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY AWARDS Sep 13, 2022

DA received the Edwin L. Miller Leadership Award; Harold Boscovich the Victim Advocate of the Year Award

Last week, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley was honored with the Edwin L. Miller Leadership Award by the California District Attorney’s Association, the highest honor paid to an elected district attorney.

Harold Boscovich was also presented with the first-annual Victim Advocate of the Year Award. It will from now on be named the Harold Boscovich Victim Advocate of the Year Award, in honor of his life’s work helping victims.

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SCAM ALERT: EDD PHISHING TEXT Aug 24, 2022

Beware of any text messages you receive from unknown senders.

Residents may have received texts claiming from scammers who pretend to be EDD or Bank of America in an attempt to trick people into giving up personal information by text message.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER VISIT Jul 21, 2022

Our Office hosted a delegation of therapists, child welfare workers, attorneys and law enforcement from India at the Alameda County Family Justice Center.

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SCAM ALERT: CREDIT CARD SKIMMER Jul 21, 2022

Fraudulent skimming devices, like this one found by Hayward Police, look almost identical to the actual credit card machine it was placed over. These devices are placed on top of credit card readers and can be removed with little effort.

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SCAM ALERT: FAKE REVIEWS Jul 13, 2022

The District Attorney is aware of recent reports about small businesses, especially restaurants, receiving threats that, unless they send money, a scammer will leave a negative internet review about them. Threatening to post negative reviews in order to obtain money is extortion. Extortion is a crime.

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DA JOINS ELECTED PROSECUTORS THROUGHOUT NATION IN COMMITTING TO NOT PROSECUTE ABORTIONS Jun 24, 2022

DA signs joint statement

OAKLAND, CA — In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision today to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office along with at least 83 other elected prosecutors around the nation, have committed to refuse to prosecute those who seek, assist in, or provide abortions.

Our Office joined in signing a letter established by Fair and Just Prosecution, which states that prosecutors have a responsibility to refrain from using limited criminal legal system resources to criminalize personal medical decisions.

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2022 SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN Jun 23, 2022

On Thursday morning, a strong contingency of Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and Oakland Police Department employees joined forces to lace up their sneakers and run for the annual “Flame of Hope” Special Olympics Torch Run. The flame was handed off to us from Emeryville PD, and the contingency of about 100 people ran approximately three miles to hand off the burning flame to Alameda PD.

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BOARD OF SUERVISORS ELDER ABUSE 2022 PROCLAMATION Jun 8, 2022

During Elder Abuse Awareness Month this June, our Office has been honored and grateful to accept proclamations from cities throughout our county. The important proclamations shed light on elder abuse and show our commitment to creating a safer community.

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A message from District Attorney Nancy O’Malley: May 25, 2022

“Our thoughts and condolences to the victims, their families, the students and staff of the horrific nightmare that occurred at Robb Elementary School. Our hearts are breaking for the Uvalde community.

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SCAM ALERT: PUPPY SCAM May 6, 2022

Who can resist the charms of an adorable puppy? As many have learned during the pandemic, canine companions provide comfort and joy in a challenging time. Since the start of the pandemic, the sale of dogs has soared and continues to climb.

Unfortunately, scammers are exploiting that longing for companionship. In 2021, pet scams made up to 35% of all online shopping scams reported to the BBB. Puppy scams usually take the following form: Scammers post cute photos to lure unsuspecting buyers. The puppies sometimes come with additional costs for things like quarantine and delivery fees. The unsuspecting buyer sends payment and then waits expectantly for their new pet, who never arrives.

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