|Latest Scams Information|
Scams are on the rise nationwide and scammers are finding that Newport is no exception when it comes to finding victims who might be likely to fall for the latest con artist tactics. When it comes to protecting yourself, common sense is your best weapon. Be suspicious. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. A stranger is not going to mail you a check without there being a catch involved -- it's always beneficial to the scammer, but it could leave you thousands of dollars in the hole!
Some of the most recent scams attempted here in Newport are:
DOOR TO DOOR SALES SCAMS
April 22, 2013
Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum warns of salespeople who are ignoring clearly posted "no soliciting" signs and using high-pressure tactics to make sales. Click here for more information on Door_to_Door_Scams
TICKET COLLECTION SCAM
March 28, 2013
Oregon State Police warns public of Ticket Collection Scam. Click here for more details - OSP_Ticket_Collection_Scam
March 7, 2013
Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum advises that last year, Oregonians reported sending more than $300,000 - most often, by wire transfer – to scammers pretending to be a relative in trouble in a foreign country. Their story usually follows a familiar line: They were traveling overseas with a friend, and were in some legal trouble, got arrested, and need money to be bailed out of jail. For more information, read Grandparent_Scam_Alert.
Click on the link for more information on other scams.
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Newport Police Department - (541)-574-3348