Jury Duty Scam in Coos County

COOS COUNTY, Ore. — Deputies are warming about a scam in Coos County. Several people have been called by a man claiming to be Officer Frank Burns with the Coos County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say the man tells victims they didn’t show up for jury duty, so they need to pay a fine or they’ll … Continue reading »

Sheriff’s Office Issues Phone Scam Alert

EUGENE, Ore. — Deputies say they’ve taken at least 18 calls reporting scam in the last four days. Scammers are using scare tactics to get victims to purchase cash cards and hand over the numbers on the cards. Scammers are claiming to be the IRS and telling people they owe money, or claiming to be … Continue reading »

Phone Scam Targets Lane County Residents

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said callers have been trying to scam residents, by demanding money orders for red light camera tickets and most recently failing to show up for jury duty. Beth Anderson knew something seemed a bit odd when she got a call demanding money Sunday night. “He said it’s … Continue reading »

EPD Warns of New Phone Scams

EUGENE, 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 … Continue reading »

Scammers Pose as Computer Technicians

EUGENE, Ore. — Another phone scam is rearing its head in our community, and this time the scammers are getting smarter. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says scammers are calling and identifying themselves as Windows Technical Support. They’re telling people there is a problem with their computers, and then they ask for access, sometimes downloading … Continue reading »

Phone Scam Targets Computer Users

EUGENE, Ore. — A phone scam in Lane County is taking advantage of people who need help with their computers, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Investigators say the scammers call and tell the victim they’re from Windows Technical support and that they need to get remote access to their computer in order to … Continue reading »