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Sex-offender List Identity-Theft Scam

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From the Salem, Oregon, Statesman Journal, 2/14/08: “Police warn of scam involving sex-offender list.

From the article:

“Aumsville Police Department is warning residents of a suspected scam of a caller attempting to sell a list of sex offenders, police said Wednesday.

A civilian police employee received a call Friday from someone selling a list of registered sex offenders, Aumsville Police Sgt. Richard Schmitz said.

The employee hung up and reported it to police.

On Tuesday, police received a report of another call made to an Aumsville resident, who said the caller had asked for personal information such as a credit-card number, Schmitz said.

A database of registered sex offenders in Oregon is maintained by the Oregon State Police and is available online at no cost.

Aumsville police also has forwarded the information to the Oregon Department of Justice, which tracks scams statewide, Schmitz said.

If residents receive a similar call, they should report it to their local law enforcement agency, Schmitz said.

To review the Oregon State Police database, see this story at StatesmanJournal.com for a link to the Web site.”

Story found at the Sex Crimes blog.

Oregon Sex Offenders List information.

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