Phone Scam Alert: Tips From a Fraud Examiner

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has received reports about multiple phone scams currently going on in Central Oregon. The scams involve people impersonating Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel and other officials, and when the scammers get someone on the line they tell them and they better pay up or they’re going to jail for things like missing jury duty.

As Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson reports, although the scams usually target the elderly and disabled, sometimes scammers find themselves on the other end of the line with somebody who knows exactly what they’re trying to pull.

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