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 »

Scammer Targets EWEB Customers

EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB customers are being targeted by a scammer in order to get their personal financial information over the phone. The scammer tells the customer that he needs this in order for them to avoid any interruption in their EWEB services. At least two EWEB customers have reported since Monday that they received … Continue reading »

How to Avoid Travel Scams

EUGENE, Ore. – As vacation season begins, travelers are advised to be cautious about possible scams. The Oregon Department of Justice says there are six warning signs to look out for to prevent becoming a victim of a scam. Winning a free vacation, but having to pay fees first. A real company won’t ask for … Continue reading »

New Phone Scam Targets Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a scam that’s targeting Oregon veterans. Deputies say a woman called a vet and told him the VA was in the process of issuing new veteran cards. She then asked for his personal information, including where he banked. When the veteran asked who the … Continue reading »

New Scam Targets Those Looking for Love

EUGENE, Ore. — A new scam is targeting internet users looking for love, but taking their money instead. Internet scammers pose as members of the U.S. military looking for romance. Once they make a connection, they begin to ask for money for transportation, medical bills, cell phones and internet charges. The number of complaints have … 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 »

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