East Hawaii News

HPD Warns of Mail Scam

May 12, 2015, 9:39 AM HST
* Updated May 12, 9:41 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

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.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.