phone scams Officials Warn Oregonians Of Scammers By Briana Friden • Nov 9, 2017 Valerie Renee / Flickr.com Oregon taxpayers have been receiving phone calls from scammers pretending to be with the IRS or Internal Revenue Service. KLCC’s Briana Friden has the story. Phone Scam Tells Victims A Loved One Is Abducted By Brian Bull • Jan 23, 2017 Drew Mackie / Flickr.com Eugene police say phone scammers are trying to carry out kidnapping hoaxes. People are told that a loved one has been taken, while a woman screams and pleads in the background. New Wave Of Phone Scams Accuse Victims Of Legal Violations By Brian Bull • Dec 28, 2016 Daniel Gregory / Flickr.com Scam artists are calling up Lane County residents, accusing them of unpaid citations, outstanding warrants, or failing to appear for jury duty. Victims are then told they can fix things by buying gift cards.