MONEYWATCH: Online Dating Scam Alert

EUGENE, Ore.– Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air, but the holiday is a prime time for scammers to prey on unsuspecting romantics. The Better Business Bureau is warning about an online scam called “The Love Method.” Cyber criminals find their victims on popular online dating websites, targeting mostly … Continue reading »

MONEYWATCH: Tax Preparer Fraud

Millions of consumers will soon opt to put their most sensitive personal and financial information in the hands of a paid tax preparer. That’s why it’s so important to choose that person wisely. When choosing a tax preparer, Consumer Reports recommends following IRS advice: — Checking for a valid IRS preparer tax identification number — … Continue reading »

Scam Targeting Ashland Utility Users

ASHLAND, Ore.- There is a new scam impacting Ashland utility users. Officials said residents and business are getting calls from someone who claims their bill is overdue. They then ask for a credit or debit card number to pay the balance, or otherwise get services cut off. City of Ashland Officials said if there are … Continue reading »

Jackson County Sheriff Holds Scam Forum

MEDFORD, Ore. — Tonight scam artists and their manipulative ways were exposed at a community workshop. Several people attended the educational forum hosted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Speakers covered which scams are most prevalent and told people how to check to see if their private information can be accessed online by a scam … Continue reading »

Family Hit with Fake Money Scam

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Craig’s List scam leaves one family without a Christmas this year. A woman named Sue spoke to NewsWatch 12 about the incident. She posted an ad on the website to sell her I-pad for 5 hundred dollars. A man contacted the family and purchased the device. Sue didn’t know anything was … Continue reading »

Family Loses Thousands on Disney Scam

MEDFORD, Ore. — The happiest place on earth turns into a nightmare for one Southern Oregon family. The Johnson family planned a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. A family friend referred a travel agent named Eric Parker. The friend used Parker for several legitimate trips in the past. The family saved up money for the next several months and even sold … Continue reading »