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Police: Be On Lookout for County Employee Impersonations

February 5, 2013, 1:37 PM HST
* Updated February 5, 1:39 PM
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Big Island police are warning the public of a possible scam involving a person impersonating a county employee from the tax office.

It was reported that a woman in a white, unmarked vehicle claimed to be a contract hire for the county tax office checking on properties for tax purposes.

When asked, the woman was unable to provide a Hawaii County employee identification card.

Police said residents should be aware that all field work done by the county Real Property Tax Office is done in county vehicles bearing county seals, and that those personnel have photo identification and business cards.

The public should not give out any personal information without asking for proper identification in these situations.

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Police ask that suspicious activities be reported to the department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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