Beware of “Grandma Scam” Over Phone

MEDFORD, Ore. — Imagine you get a call from your grandson saying he is in jail and needs to you get him money immediately for bail. He is panicked and scared, and instinctively you want to do what you can to help him. That’s exactly what happened to one senior citizen who spent $8,000 on … Continue reading »

Police Educate the Elderly about Scams

MEDFORD, Ore. — Scammers are coming up with new ways to target the elderly but Medford Police are working to educate potential victims. Every month, Sgt. Brent Mak and community services officer Todd Sales go out to several retirement homes. They give presentations on identity theft issues .and common scams targeting elderly people. One┬áparticipant from … Continue reading »

OSP Warns of Phone Scams

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police are warning of another warrant payment collection scam. OSP says scammers claiming to be with the Oregon State Police (OSP) placed phone calls during the last seven days to a victim, an adult Hispanic male from Forest Grove, threatening to arrest him if he didn’t pay for a supposed … Continue reading »