HPD Warns of Mail Scam
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.