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Phone scam reported in Josephine County

Grants Pass, Ore. – Police are warning the public about a scam involving someone who claimed to be affiliated with the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. A citizen told investigators someone who claimed to be “Captain Roland” from the sheriff’s office called from …

IVFD warning residents of fake evacuation notices

Cave Junction, Ore.- The Illinois Valley Fire District is warning residents scammers are going door to door in the Illinois Valley identifying themselves as a fire marshal and telling people they need to immediately evacuate. IFVD believes the scammers may be doing …

Phone scam hits the Rogue Valley

Central Point, Ore. – Police are issuing a new warning. Central Point Police said scammers may be after your money. Here’s how it works: Police say someone calls saying they work for the government and want to offer you a grant. They …

SOU scammed out of nearly $2 million

Ashland, Ore. – Southern Oregon University was the victim of a scam costing around $1.9 million. SOU said a person or persons posing as an official contractor for a university construction project was able to trick officials into paying $1.9 million to …

Officials warning the public about paving scams

Sacramento, Calif. – Many asphalt roads and driveways in northern California are crumbling due to this heavy rain and snow this winter. That’s attracting unlicensed paving and seal coating contractors to sweep in from out of state. The California Contractors State Licensing …

Scammer targeting neighborhoods across Medford

Medford, Ore. — A new scam hitting Medford is the talk of the town, and it’s hitting several different neighborhoods. Medford police say a man has been knocking on doors, pretending to the homeowner’s neighbor. Officers say he’ll tell the victim that …

Non-profits being scammed in the valley

Medford, Ore., — Scams are on the rise, and crooks are finding more and more creative ways to take your hard earned cash. Even a Medford non-profit, who specializes in taking care of kids in the welfare system, was targeted. Casa is …

Paving scams in the Rogue Valley

Jackson County, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a scam that’s going around the valley. Deputies say the scam involves traveling contractors who go door-to-door, offering to pave driveways and do other asphalt work. The JSCO …