Deputies: Hang up! It's a scam!

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office warns, HANG UP! IT IS A SCAM!

Posted: Oct 21, 2017 1:10 PM
Updated: Oct 21, 2017 1:10 PM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office warns, HANG UP! IT IS A SCAM!

Deputies said the sheriff’s office was made aware of two more scam victims Thursday. It is issuing another notice following a rise in scam calls in Douglas County.

According to the sheriff’s office, scammers are playing into your fears. Deputies said they tell potential victims there is an outstanding warrant for an unpaid debt, missed jury duty or some minor infraction and a fine is due. The caller will then demand payment via debit/credit card, Western Union, or instructs victims to obtain a prepaid card to cover the payment.

Deputies said the scammers are providing legitimate names and information of law enforcement employees and may even reference a local area judge by name. They also use Caller ID "spoofing," which makes it appear as though the call is coming from a local law enforcement agency or court offices.

According to the sheriff’s office, no law enforcement agency will call you at home to notify you of an arrest. If you truly have a warrant for your arrest, a law enforcement officer will make efforts to contact you in person. They also said legitimate warrants can only be cleared through the court system.

No employee of the sheriff's office will ever contact members of the public by telephone to demand money or any other form of payment. If you get this type of call, HANG UP IMMEDIATELY.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 30342

Reported Deaths: 521
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah6743129
Marion438789
Washington424158
Umatilla289541
Clackamas222661
Malheur149023
Jackson10213
Lane93314
Deschutes74612
Yamhill72614
Jefferson5058
Polk49315
Morrow4845
Lincoln47013
Linn45413
Union4352
Klamath2692
Benton2516
Hood River2410
Wasco2333
Douglas2003
Josephine1802
Columbia1481
Coos1360
Clatsop1090
Baker902
Crook601
Tillamook480
Lake290
Wallowa281
Curry260
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant80
Gilliam70
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 58°
Corvallis
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 58°
Roseburg
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 65°
North Bend
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 65°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events