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Lake Oswego Police offer reward for fugitive

(LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.) - Tony Murray Police need public assistance in locating Melvin Anthony (Tony) Murray. Mr. Murray is 5'7" tall, weighs 150 pounds and is a white male with brown hair and brown eyes.

Mr. Murray currently has two outstanding arrest warrants, for theft, and is believed by investigators to be involved in numerous other crimes to include forgeries and burglaries in the Portland Metropolitan area.
Mr. Murray is suspected in passing a forged check for over 4,000 dollars in Lake Oswego and attempted to do the same at a church in Gresham where he was given temporary refuge. These checks were later discovered to have been stolen, altered and cashed prior to the victims being aware of the theft of their checks.

Read Full Article (Mar-23-2010 17:47)

Some Receive More than Just the 2010 Census Form

Other Legitimate Surveys May Appear in Some Mailboxes.

(LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.) - "Is this legitimate?" A question some consumers are asking when they receive more than just their 2010 Census in the mail.

As consumers around the U.S. are opening their mailboxes to find the 2010 Census in March, Better Business Bureau reminds recipients to be wary of scams and impersonations claiming to be connected with the U.S. Census, but rest assured that the American Community Survey (ACS) is legitimate.

Read Full Article (Jan-05-2010 03:44)

Somber Homecoming for NW Soldier Killed in Afghanistan (VIDEO)

Sgt. Elijah J Rao was killed by an improvised explosive device, or roadside bomb, in Afghanistan.

(HILLSBORO, Ore.) - military funeral A somber and reverent group was on hand for the arrival of a local soldier December 12, 2009, who was killed fighting in Afghanistan. The family of Elijah J Rao says he will be sorely missed.

We first reported on this loss the day after it happened when the family released word of Elijah's death. They said at the time it is the last knock a family ever wants to hear at their door.

Read Full Article (Dec-15-2009 17:54)

Scams Target Pet Owners

Puppy Scams Affect Pet Buyers and Sellers.

(LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.) - Puppy scam "Puppy scams" are affecting those looking to buy a new puppy and breeders wanting to sell their cherished lines.

"These scams prey on emotions," said Robert W.G. Andrew, CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. "They target consumers looking for a pet they can afford or breeders looking for a good home to send their pups."

Read Full Article (Nov-12-2009 13:02)

BBB Says World Link Failed its Students

BBB Alarms Consumers of Serious Complaints Against a Local Language School.

(LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.) - Beijing, China Students paying thousands of dollars for foreign language study courses and study abroad programs say that World Link Education, Inc., or WLE, cashed tuition checks, but discontinued classes without notice.

The Seattle-based language school raised concerns with Better Business Bureau due to reports that it recently ceased operations and failed to provide explanations to its actively enrolled students.

Read Full Article (Oct-06-2009 22:41)

Better Business Bureau Warns of Samoa Tsumani Scammers

Watch Out for Increased Scams Due to Natural Disasters.

(LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.) - Tsunami scam When natural disasters strike, con artists prey on those looking for details and hoping to help. BBB serving Alaska, Oregon, and Western Washington warns consumers that scams often circulate when natural disasters occur, such as tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.

Scammers were quick to respond to the tsunami that hit Samoa and surrounding islands on September 29.

Read Full Article (Sep-17-2009 10:36)

Oregon Adoption Search and Reunion Services Company Abandons its Customers

Complainants Still Looking For Answers.

(LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.) - Adoptees, birth parents and other relatives in search of their biological kin are complaining against GivenRight Research Inc, a genealogy company that promises to reunite long-lost family members.

BBB serving Alaska, Oregon, and Western Washington has processed 14 complaints on the company in the last 12 months. Due to the seriousness of the complaints, and the 9 unanswered or unresolved complaints, GivenRight Research Inc has a BBB Rating of "F".

Read Full Article (Sep-14-2009 02:21)

One Dies in Fiery Weekend Crash Near Lake Oswego

The driver of the Saab has been tentatively identified and next of kin have been notified.

(LAKE OSWEGO) - Fatal crash Police say one person was killed early Saturday morning in a two vehicle traffic collision on I-5 in Lake Oswego. It happened about 2:10 a.m. Saturday, September 12th,

Oregon State Police Sgt. Daniel Swift says troopers from Tualatin and Portland responded to the two vehicle collision on northbound I-5 near Exit 290 in Lake Oswego.

Read Full Article (Jul-28-2009 20:40)

BBB Warns Against Twitter Money-Making Schemes

Read the Fine Print or Risk Getting Burned With Twitter Work-at-home Offers.

(LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.) - Through Tweets, e-mail and Web sites, job hunters are being told that they can make lots of money from the comfort of home using Twitter and Better Business Bureau warns that the large print for such offers may promise big returns but the fine print can cost them every month.

Currently 14.5 million Americans are out of work and looking for a way to bring home a paycheck according to the most recent jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Read Full Article (Jun-30-2009 16:41)

Lake Oswego Man Missing: Police and Family Seek Public Help

Jeff Clausen was last seen driving his white 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. He's known to frequent the Columbia River Gorge and Eastern Oregon in the past.

(LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.) - Jeffrey Bradford Clausen is a 47-year old white male. He is six-feet tall and weighs between 170 and 180 pounds. Lake Oswego Police say Jeffrey Bradford Clausen was last seen 18 days ago on the morning of June 12th 2009 when he left his residence in Lake Oswego.

Mr. Clausen requires certain medications for serious health conditions and it is believed that he does not have these medications with him. This causes great concern as to the current health, and physical condition, of Mr. Clausen who has also been reportedly recently depressed.

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