Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn people about a scam. The Sheriff’s Office reports an individual in Jackson County received a phone call from someone claiming to be with the Federal Treasury Enforcement Agency. The individual told the victim that the victim and their property were subject to a lawsuit. … Continue reading »

Phone Scam Targets Students

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police is warning local students to look out for a phone scam. They say an RCC student was recently called by someone offering free help on a tax return. The caller asked for things like the student’s name, date of birth, and social security number. Phone scams, of course, are relatively … Continue reading »

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 »

New Phone Scam Warning Issued

PORTLAND, Ore. – Pacific Power has issued a warning to the public about a phone scam targeting utility customers in the Northwest. According to the report, scammers are posing as utility company employees to try and steal money as well as personal information. Reportedly, the thieves are using technology to trick Caller ID systems into … Continue reading »

Local Woman Gets Called By Scammers

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford woman was confused after she received a call from someone claiming to be from the tax audit department with the IRS. The caller said that a red flag notice has been issued for her name. When Nicole Dahl got that call, she felt that something was off. She took the phone number … Continue reading »

Phone Scam Targets Bank of the Cascades

MEDFORD, Ore. — A statewide phone scam has started targeting southern Oregon, and a local bank is urging people to protect their money. The scam is an automated phone call that claims to be from Bank of the Cascades. It asks people to put in their account numbers and other personal information. According to bank … Continue reading »

Woman Speaks About Social Security Scam

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new scam targeting seniors is making the rounds and one Rogue Valley woman says she was a target. Kathleen Long says she received a call from a man telling her all seniors were getting new social security cards. She says he then attempted to get more information from her by first … Continue reading »