SALEM, Ore – A possible scam is being reported in Oregon.
Over the past week, Oregon State Police have received complaints from people who have gotten calls from someone claiming to be a trooper, and then demanding money in exchange for dropping charges or arrest warrants. OSP wants to warn you that they are not behind these phone calls.
In two instances, there were reports of male callers with foreign accents, and the calls came through the caller ID as coming from 911. The callers instructed the intended victim to call back within a certain period of time and arrange a payment to clear a charge.
Intended victims are encouraged to hang up without providing any information, and contact authorities. You can file a complaint with the Oregon Department of Justice Consumer Protect Office, through 1-877-877-9392.