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EPD – Beware of the PayPal Crypto Currency Scam

Eugene, Ore. – Recently a Eugene resident called Eugene Police to report losing $15,000 to scammers. He reached out to ask if Eugene Police could send out information to the public so no one else would be victimized.   In late May, the victim received an email that looked like it came from PayPal, including […]

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Phone Scam – Springfield

Springfield, Ore. – The Springfield Police Department was alerted to another phone scam regarding subpoena service and potential criminal charges.   The most recent scam involved a subject representing themselves as a Sergeant with SPD and notified the victim that a subpoena was dropped off at a work address, and that they missed court. The […]

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Beware of PayPal Crypto Currency Bank Scams

Eugene, Ore. – Eugene Police Department Financial Crimes Unit is warning people about a scam involving PayPal and Bitcoin. A Eugene woman was contacted by a scammer text pretending to be from “PayPal security.”   She was warned there was a problem with a recent transaction, which she had not made. When she called the […]

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Property Tax Scam Alert – Douglas and Lane County

Lane County, Ore. – Residents in Douglas County are reporting that scammers impersonating Assessment and Taxation employees are showing up at homes and demanding payment for owed taxes.   Lane County Assessment & Taxation employees will NEVER demand payment in person or in cash and gift cards. They also work during normal business hours and […]

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Moving Company Scams Alert

Eugene, Ore. – The Eugene Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit has received increased complaints regarding moving company scams. Since there are open investigations, detectives cannot divulge specific issues about the cases, but would like to alert the public about possible scams. Many of these cases cross multiple state lines and jurisdictions. The federal government has […]

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Traffic Cam Citation Scam (EPD Does Not Operate Traffic Cams)

Eugene, Ore. – Please don’t be fooled if you get a communication that you are being cited after being spotted on a traffic cam. Eugene Police do not have a traffic cam program and this is just one more scam making the rounds. EPD has been getting reports from multiple people about this particular one […]

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City of Eugene Credit Card Scam is Going Around

Eugene, Ore. – “I couldn’t fall prey to a scam!” That’s what everyone thinks. But, there are so many scams out there that if you are in the right situation, you might get taken off guard. Eugene Police received a report from a man in another part of the state noting he had gotten a […]