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