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Medford Police Warn of Suspected Scammer

Medford police are warning the public about a man suspected of scamming people all over the Rogue Valley. Police said Scott is known to go door-to-door claiming he needs $40 to help pay for a tow truck after locking his keys and wallet in his car.

Posted: Dec 7, 2017 6:47 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Medford police are warning the public about a man suspected of scamming people all over the Rogue Valley. Police said Scott is known to go door-to-door claiming he needs $40 to help pay for a tow truck after locking his keys and wallet in his car. Police said Scott claims he will pay the person back, but he does not come back. 

Lt. Justin Ivens, Public Information Officer, said Wesley Scott was arrested last year. He said he uses the money to go toward his drug addiction. 

Medford resident Tracey Howard said Scott knocked on her door last November. 

"We had only lived here for a month when he hit us and he said he was a neighbor down the street so we didn't even know at that time," Howard said. 

Lt. Ivens said it's tough to say whether or not Scott is committing a crime. 

"Luckily for us we have the ability to write these reports up, send them over to the City Attorney or to the DA's office and let them ultimately make the determination," Ivens said. 

He said the best thing you can do if you see Scott is not give him money. 

"He's pretty convincing so people need to be aware of him because I think that's the best way to stop him at this point is people just not doing it," Howard said. 

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