phone scams

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Scammers are targeting local utility customers, according to Eugene Water and Electric Board.

Officials Warn Oregonians Of Scammers

Nov 9, 2017
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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.

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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.

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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.