Website Scams Veneta Woman

VENETA, Ore. — A Veneta woman thought she was getting a great deal on a birthday present for her kids. Instead, she got scammed. The mom saw the posting on Craigslist for a brand-new play structure. When she contacted the vendor, he told her to pay with a prepaid card. So she picked one up … Continue reading »

Hotel Scam Alert

EUGENE, Ore. — As spring break wraps up Eugene police have a warning for travelers returning home, check your credit card statements. A scam targeting hotel guests is sweeping the nation and has made its way to Eugene. It’s the only known incident. It starts with a call and ends in a traveler getting tricked … Continue reading »

Hotel Guests Targeted by Scam

EUGENE, Ore. — A scam targeting hotel guests has been reported in Eugene. The Eugene Police Department says scammers called at least one local hotel and asked to be transferred to phones lines of several rooms. When a guest would answer, the scammer pretends to be the front desk clerk. They tell the guest they’re … Continue reading »

Scammers Try to Collect Unpaid Tickets

EUGENE, Ore. — A phone scam is using local law enforcement to reel victims in. Oregon State Police says the first calls started back in November. A citizen called in saying someone was trying to get them to pay unpaid traffic tickets over the phone. Troopers say this has happened before, and they’re not surprised … Continue reading »

Police Warn of UO Athlete Magazine Scam

EUGENE, Ore. — A familiar scam has emerged in Eugene with a new twist. The University of Oregon Police Department says people are selling fraudulent magazine subscriptions but that’s not the only lie. Community members also reported that these salespeople are claiming to be UO athletes. One particular seller is claiming they are a member … Continue reading »

Oregon Businesses Receive Scam Mailing

EUGENE, Ore. — Some Oregon businesses have received a mailing that the state warns is a scam. Secretary of State Kate Brown says a number of businesses have reported receiving a invoice entitled, “Compliance Filings Center — Annual Minutes Compliance Notice.” It asks for you to send a “Certificate of Minutes” preparation fee of $150 … Continue reading »

BBB Receives Magazine Mailing Complaints

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — The Better Business Bureau is warning about a Northwest-based company that’s been sending questionable magazine subscription billings and renewal notices to people all over the country. Some of the subscriptions were never ordered or were already prepaid directly to the publishers, the BBB said. BBB says it received 130 complaints since … Continue reading »

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