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Fraud #Alert: Phone Scam in Portland -- Do Not Send Money (Photo)

October 17, 2017 07:30


The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a phone scam that is currently active in the Portland Metro area.

Officers have received reports from people who stated that callers would claim to be members of a police department or sheriff's department seeking money for a fundraiser for local police and sheriff's department.

Sometimes scams such as these will include spoofing a legitimate police agency phone number and using a real name of a law enforcement officer in an attempt to gain the trust of the victim.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds you to be aware that:

* The Portland Police Bureau does not call individuals and demand or request money from community members under any circumstances.

* The Portland Police Bureau or any

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