Eugene woman warns about scammers during the pandemic

According to the Federal Trade Commission, they have received more than 22,000 complaints about scammers since January. Over 300 of those complaints came from Oregon.

Posted: Apr 21, 2020 11:29 PM
Updated: Apr 22, 2020 10:41 AM

EUGENE, Ore.-- A Eugene woman is speaking out to warn the public about possible scams during the pandemic.

Bonnie Hill received a letter in the mail that claimed she owed over $17,000 in credit card debt. The problem she said, is that she doesn't have any debt. Hill said she was shocked someone was trying to scam her and worries more people may fall victim to scams during this vulnerable time.

"This could affect anyone vulnerable in the community right now, thinking that they could settle whatever that they have at a reasonable price," Hill said. "It listed so many different kinds of credit cards and stuff like that so somebody could have any one of those things that they listed and fall for it."

According to the Federal Trade Commission, they have received more than 22,000 complaints about scammers since January. Over 300 of those complaints came from Oregon.

If you think you are being scammed you are asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or fill out this form.

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