July 26 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Have you received a phone call, email, or letter demanding payment in the form of pre-paid debit cards, gift cards, or wire transfers? IT’S A SCAM!
Pre-paid debit cards, gift cards, and wire transfers are popular targets for scammers.
If they claim to be from the IRS, a police agency, or a utility company and demand payment in one of these forms, IT’S A SCAM!
If they tell you that you have missed jury duty, have a warrant out for your arrest, or owe money on your taxes and demand payment in one of these forms, IT’S A SCAM!
If they ask you to stay on the phone while you purchase the gift cards and ask you for the numbers off the gift cards, IT’S A SCAM!
If they claim to be your grandchild, friend, or other family member and are in trouble and need money, resist the urge to act immediately. Verify their identity by asking questions that a stranger wouldn’t know the answers to, and call a friend or family member and check out the story with them. THIS IS A COMMON SCAM!
Did you know that scammers can “spoof” your caller ID so it shows the name and number of a government agency? When in doubt, hang up.
If you lost money or property to a scam, please contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, the Eugene Police Department, or the Springfield Police department.
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