Fraud Alerts

This page is provided to keep you informed about current scams. We recommend being mindful of scams that fraudsters may use to gain your personal and/or financial information.

 

Grandparent Scams

The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) has reason to believe that a group of scammers are setting their sights on Oregon to perpetuate "grandparent scams." In grandparent scams, older adults are prompted to help a loved one (often a grandchild) who is in danger. The fraudster will ask you to provide cash, transfer or wire money, or give out private information. To protect yourself from this scam, remember to verify the caller's identity and confirm the story with other members of your family. Do not send cash, gift cards, or money transfers without confirmation of who will receive the funds.

COVID-19 Scams

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about fraud schemes related to COVID-19. Fraudsters may attempt to use telemarketing calls, text messages, and social media to gain access to your personal information. Please use caution and validate the authenticity of who you are communicating with.

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