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Message from Chief Don Johnson

Chief Johnson

For our readers – Lake Oswego Police Department theft investigations seem to be more technology focused today that we’ve ever experienced. 

With the advent of online transactions, pre-paid Debit cards, and gift cards – the crooks have changed their tactics in big ways to gain big dollars in cyberspace.  In the recent months, we’ve arrested several identity theft scammers who have stolen thousands of dollars from people in the Portland Metro Area using “ingenious” methods online and in local businesses.

Since we are in “tax season,” I wanted to share a 60 Minutes television segment to show you the scope of the problem – please take a few minutes to watch the video, it will be worth your time.

The link to the 60 Minutes clip can be found in the gold, outlined box, just below this message.