COVID-19 Scam Alert – Don’t be the next victim!

August 01, 2020
Article

Across the country scammers are attempting to capitalize on the COVID-19 pandemic. Using a variety of narratives and methods of communication, scammers are working hard to steal money from innocent victims. A few reported scams have been:

  • Businesses offering vaccines and test kits
  • Websites offering stimulus check reimbursements
  • Fake charities asking for donations
  • Businesses offering highly sought after medical equipment 
  • Scammers posing as family members asking for money for treatment

If you are contacted by a scammer, never give out personal or financial information or click on unknown links or pop-ups. If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, contact the Oregon Department of Justice at 1-877-877-9392.