Work-from-Home Scam Targets Students

EUGENE, Ore. — A work-from-home scam is targeting college students. The FBI say it starts with an e-mail to the student’s school account, recruiting them for positions with fake companies. All they have to do is provide a bank account number to receive a deposit, and then transfer a portion of the money to another … Continue reading »

Scam Targets UO Employees

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are issuing a scam alert for employees of local universities. The FBI says scammers are sending emails to university employees about a change in their human resources status. It asks the employees to enter log-in in information, giving scammers access to direct deposit information and the employee’s paycheck. The FBI warns … Continue reading »

Local Woman Warns of Phone Scam

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local woman is exasperated after receiving dozens of phone calls that she suspects are a scam. “I’m sick of getting these calls. Yesterday I had 12 in the course of the day.” Bonnie Hamlett feels helpless after she starting getting calls to her cell phone a few weeks ago. “They’ll always … Continue reading »

EPD Warns About Growing Number of Scams

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police sent out an alert Wednesday about a growing problem, scams. Slick criminals have been duping people out of money over the phone or online. These scams range from automated voices claiming to be from the IRS, to a person asking for donations for a good cause. Law enforcement is asking … Continue reading »

IRS Scam Warning

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is warning others after he took a call from an IRS scam artist. Alex Aanderud says he got a call Wednesday from someone claiming to be from the Department of Legal Affairs with the Internal Revenue Service. He says they claimed they were going to take legal action against … Continue reading »

Renters Warned About Real Estate Scam

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is warning others about a rental scam. Art Tegger says he found an unbelievable deal on a rental in West Eugene. But, when he stopped by to see the home, he found out it was on the market for sale, not rent. He’s urging others to be very careful … Continue reading »

Oregon Lottery Warns of Scam

SALEM, Ore. — A new scam is circling Oregon centers around what many only dream of–winning the lottery. Someone is calling people, claiming to be a Mega Millions representative. The caller tells the person to go to a local 7-Eleven and buy a $299 Green Dot MoneyPak card in order to release their Mega Millions … Continue reading »

Ashland Safe Drinking Water Scam

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland has received reports of an unnamed company trying to sell bottled water to local households in the city. The company claims due to drought conditions this year, the water supply in Ashland is not suitable to drink. The company also claims the city’s water is coming from Emigrant Lake and is … Continue reading »

Phone Scam Reported in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is a warning about a phone scam in Lane County. The sheriff’s office says scammers are identifying themselves as law enforcement and telling people unless they wire them $325, they’ll send a car to pick them up on a warrant. Deputies want to remind community members to … Continue reading »

State Issues Paving Scam Alert

MARCOLA, Ore. — There’s a warning out about a street paving scam in Lane County. Scammers are showing up on people’s doorsteps, offering what’s supposed to be a great deal on extra asphalt. The state Construction Contractors Board says it recently happened to a property owner in Marcola. The homeowner didn’t fall for it, but … Continue reading »

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