Oregon DOJ News

Grandparent Scams: Now Coming to Your Front Door

Scam Alert In a new twist on an old scam, older adults all across the United States have been duped into handing over cash at their front door, thinking they’re helping a loved one who is in danger. It happened to a resident of Lake Oswego in October 2020, and the Oregon Department of Justice has reason… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on March 22, 2021

March 17: Tele-Town Hall with AG Rosenblum and Rep. Campos

Join Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Oregon Rep. Campos (Aloha) for a Tele-Town Hall It has been one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and we still see scammers prey on Oregonians every day. We have received reports of everything from price gouging for essential health and safety items, to scammers preying on the fear… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on March 16, 2021

Attorney General Rosenblum Launches Campaign to Stop COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

In commemoration of National Consumer Protection Week (February 28 – March 6, 2021), Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today released a “How to Spot a COVID-19 Vaccine Scam” campaign to educate Oregonians about the potential for scams related to the Covid-19 vaccine. “As more Oregonians are being vaccinated every day, there is a palpable sense… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release, News on March 5, 2021

Attorney General Rosenblum Confronts Price Gouging in the Wake of the 2020 Wildfires

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today announced $105,600 in settlements with four different hotels and motels in Oregon due to price gouging during and in the aftermath of the 2020 wildfires in Oregon. On top of that, at least 100 Oregon families who were overcharged for their hotel rooms will be reimbursed. “More than 40,000… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on March 4, 2021

AG Rosenblum Releases Top 10 List of Consumer Complaints for 2020

In conjunction with the first day of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today released the Oregon Department of Justice’s (DOJ) list of Top Ten Consumer Complaints for 2020. Due to allegations of price-gouging, this year includes — for the first time — a new category: Grocery, Food and Beverage.  2020 Stats: $650,000 returned to Oregon… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on March 1, 2021