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 »

EPD: Scammers Claim to Shut Off Power

EUGENE, Ore. — A warning from Eugene Police. They say scammers are calling people, claiming to be with EWEB. The caller explains there’s a truck on the way to shut off power and then tries to get the person on the other end of the line to pay them directly. Without a payment, they say the … Continue reading »

Interview: Rental Scam Warning

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police want you to know about a rental scam where a house for sale is hijacked by scammers. You think you’re getting a place to stay. Instead, you end up losing your money. Tod Schneider, a crime specialist with the Eugene Police Department, talked to us more about that scam and … Continue reading »

Phone Scam Targets Bank of the Cascades

MEDFORD, Ore. — A statewide phone scam has started targeting southern Oregon, and a local bank is urging people to protect their money. The scam is an automated phone call that claims to be from Bank of the Cascades. It asks people to put in their account numbers and other personal information. According to bank … Continue reading »

Resident Warns of New Phone Scam

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A resident warns of a new phone scam. The resident says she was contacted by a man named Cofield. Cofield said he would give the resident $250,000 from the Publishers Clearing House and a brand new Mercedes if she put $250 on a money card. Cofield said the Mercedes was waiting at … 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 »

Counterfeit Bills On Rise

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Police say counterfeit dollars are circulating along the Interstate 5 corridor, and they are telling folks to be careful. The Corvallis Police Department says it has received four reports within the last five days regarding fake 20 and 50 dollar bills. “You always hear, ‘buyer beware,’ but you should be ‘seller beware’ … Continue reading »

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