EPD Warns of New Phone Scams

PHONEEUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police warn of another phone scam. Police say the caller poses as someone from the Eugene Police Department advising the person on the other end that they have a warrant for their arrest and need to return the call immediately.

Police also warn of a scam where the caller is claiming to be from the IRS. The caller asks for $1,000 to be put on a pre-paid money card; if the person doesn’t comply, their bank account would be frozen and they’d be arrested.

EPD reminds to never give out personal or financial information to a caller. Police say they will never ask for this type of information or request money to be sent by the way of money order for any reason.

To report a scam, call the EPD crime tip number at (541) 682-8888.

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