Tuesday April 28, 2020 The Oregon Attorney General’s Office released an advisory related to COVID-19 Scams.
The advisory asks people to beware of the following examples of some COVID19 Scams:
- Businesses offering vaccines, testing kits, and treatment
- Websites offering stimulus checks reimbursement
- Businesses guaranteeing delivery of out-of-stock medical supplies
- Businesses offering investment opportunities
- Fake charities asking for donations
- Scammers posing as family members asking for money for treatment
People are advised to beware of these types of scams and to NEVER:
- Provide anyone with your personal information
- Send any money to an unknown person/business
- Click on unknown links, visit unknown websites or click on pop-ups while online. This could cause a virus to loaded on your computer or mobile device.
If you believe you have been a victim of a scam or have concerns about a scam please contact the Oregon Department of Justice Consumer Protection Hotline at: 1-877-877-9392
If you need to report suspected elder abuse about yourself or someone else, please contact your local Adult Protective Services Office or Klamath County Sheriff’s Office at 541-883-5130. You can also call the state-wide abuse hotline at 1-855-503-SAFE (7233)