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Scam Alert - 04/20/18

Between March 11, 2018 and April 18, 2018, the Lake Oswego Police Department has taken 3 reports of phone scams involving Apple Care and Apple ITunes gift cards. The caller gained remote access to the computer of the victims and deceptively acquired redemption numbers for pre-paid Apple ITunes gift cards.

 

The calls have been made to the home phone of elderly female victims and are spoofed to show the call coming from Apple Care. The persistent caller convinces the victims they have been subjected to a virus on their computers and gain remote access. Through numerous technics, and after extended phone conversations, the caller convinces the subject to go to the store and purchase Apple ITunes gift cards and disclose the redemption numbers on the back of the cards in various ways. The request has been to purchase the cards in $100 increments for a total of between $1200-$2000 per incident.   

Any additional victims of this crime in Lake Oswego should contact the non-emergency reporting number  at 503-635-0238.

There are various types of scams circulating. Be mindful that anytime you are asked to purchase and redeem gift card information it is most likely a scam. If remote access is ever requested for your computer, ensure you initiated the call yourself after verifying the number.   Contact your local police for assistance and reporting.

Daily Police Log now Available from the Lake Oswego Communications Center - 04/09/18

Recently the Lake Oswego Communications Center (LOCOM) incorporated a new CAD system. Initially the system didn't allow the daily log to be sent out in the format that everyone was accustomed to.

Working with our IT department we have found a way to get the log back out to those who want to receive it. The format is slightly different and the outcome may change in the near future, it’s a work in progress. The log will be sent out at 6am Monday through Friday. Please direct any questions to the Lake Oswego Police Department PIO, Lt. Darryl Wrisley.