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HPD Warns of Mail Scam

May 12, 2015, 9:39 AM HST
* Updated May 12, 9:41 AM
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The Hawai’i Police Department is warning the public of a mail scams that attempts to obtain credit card information from victims.

Police say the latest scam involves victims receiving a “Notice of Reward” card that claims the recipient won a “$100 gift certificate” that is redeemable at retail stores, but says the prize must be claimed within a short amount of time. The postcard has no return address.

Victims who call the number are asked to provide a credit card number to pay the $4.95 card activation fee.

According to HPD, the public should use caution and avoid responding to unsolicited claims of awards, especially those that require a credit card or cash payment in order to claim a prize.

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