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The FBI's Portland Division, ATF and Law Enforcement Partners Urge Public to Report Acts of Vandalism Against Houses of Worship - 07/14/22

PORTLAND, OREGON – After recent vandalism, arson and thefts at Portland area pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations the Oregon Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ATF and the Portland Police Bureau are asking for the public’s assistance in reporting incidents. 

“After the recent Supreme Court Decision overturning Roe v. Wade we have seen an increase of vandalism, arson, thefts and threats across the nation and right here in Oregon at houses of worship,” said Kieran L. Ramsey, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Portland Field Office. “While, advocates with different views on this issue have the First Amendment right to voice their opinions, we must be clear that violence and threats of violence will not be tolerated and those who are committing the acts will be held accountable.”

“What makes our country great is our ability to express our feelings and beliefs through peaceful protests or other lawful means,” said ATF Seattle Field Division Special Agent in Charge Jonathan T. McPherson. “But when individuals turn to vandalism, intimidation or acts of violence as a way express these, ATF and our partners will always investigate in our effort to hold those people accountable.  Hatred and fear have no place in our community.”  

FBI Portland, ATF and PPB will continue to work with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to ensure the safety of our communities while respecting individuals' First Amendment rights. 

If you witness, or have witnessed, unlawful violent actions or have information about potential threats we urge you to not delay reporting.

Report tips to FBI Portland at (503) 224-4181, the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Or contact local law enforcement.



FBI Oregon Tech Tuesday: Building A Digital Defense by Protecting Your Medicare Information (Photo) - 07/12/22

Today’s Topic: Protecting Your Medicare Number and Information to Prevent Identity Theft 

Most Americans have received an impersonation scam call where the caller says they are a member of law enforcement or a fake family member – according to the FTC in a recent consumer alert, impersonation scams are the most reported type of scam. 

The scammers may not always ask for money, but they may ask for your personal information, including your Medicare number. If you have Medicare, you should protect your Medicare card and number like you would a credit card. Scammers can steal your identity by using your Medicare number, and this is becoming more and more common.  

Here are some tips for protecting yourself from identity theft and heath care fraud: 

Don’t share or confirm your Medicare or Social Security number with anyone who contacts you by phone, text, or email, saying they are from a government agency. If you answer a call, hang up and call the phone number on your Medicare card or on the company’s or government agency’s website to verify the authenticity of the request.  

Medicare already has your information and will not contact you and ask for your Medicare number. 

Don’t ever let anyone borrow or use your Medicare number. 

Review your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) to be sure you and Medicare are only being charged for actual services and supplies received. 

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If you believe you are a victim of an online scam, you should report the incident to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI field office.