Douglas County Sheriff's Office

MEDIA RELEASE

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin
SHERIFF

 

 
Date/Time of Release:  08/01/2014 - 09:00
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Scam Alert  
Date/Time of Incident:  07/31/2014 - 17:00
Incident Location:  Douglas County, Oregon  
Case Number:  n/a  
n/a:  n/a

On July 31, a Winston resident reported receiving several phone calls from a man claiming to be from Circuit Court. The man told the victim that she had missed Grand Jury and a warrant had been issued. The victim was told to avoid getting arrested, she should bring %1,500.00 in reloadable credit cards to the courthouse.

THIS IS A SCAM. Circuit Court (or any other government office) will not call you about a warrant and they will never request prepaid or reloadable gift cards. In this case, the victim did not fall for the scam and contacted the Sheriff's Office.

If area residents get a call like this they should hang up. Always use caution when being asked for money or personal information. If anyone believes they have been the victim of fraud because of this or any other scam they should contact their local law enforcement agency to file a report.


     
     
     
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