phone scams Latest Wave of Phone Scams Use Urgency, Free Rewards To Lure Residents In By Alec Cowan • Aug 13, 2018 SHUTTERSTOCK Calls from Publisher’s Clearing House, the IRS or family members in trouble are among the latest wave of scams hitting residents of Eugene and Springfield. Callers Hit Up Eugene-Area Residents With Loan Scams By Brian Bull • Jun 26, 2018 Brian Bull / KLCC The Better Business Bureau is warning Eugene-area residents to watch for a scam loan operation. KLCC’s Brian Bull talks to a local man who was nearly bilked by the perpetrators. Springfield Police: Phone Scammers Targeting Utility Customers By Love Cross • Jun 25, 2018 SHUTTERSTOCK Springfield Police are warning local residents to be aware of a new telephone scam targeting customers of the Eugene Water & Electric Board and the Springfield Utility Board. Scam Calls Targeting Small Businesses, Threatening Power Shut-Off By Brian Bull • Jan 11, 2018 Jason Weaver / Flickr.com Scammers are targeting local utility customers, according to Eugene Water and Electric Board. Officials Warn Oregonians Of Scammers By Briana Friden • Nov 9, 2017 Valerie Renee / Flickr.com Oregon taxpayers have been receiving phone calls from scammers pretending to be with the IRS or Internal Revenue Service. KLCC’s Briana Friden has the story. Phone Scam Tells Victims A Loved One Is Abducted By Brian Bull • Jan 23, 2017 Drew Mackie / Flickr.com Eugene police say phone scammers are trying to carry out kidnapping hoaxes. People are told that a loved one has been taken, while a woman screams and pleads in the background. New Wave Of Phone Scams Accuse Victims Of Legal Violations By Brian Bull • Dec 28, 2016 Daniel Gregory / Flickr.com Scam artists are calling up Lane County residents, accusing them of unpaid citations, outstanding warrants, or failing to appear for jury duty. Victims are then told they can fix things by buying gift cards.