East Hawaii News

State Judiciary Warns of Phone Scam

March 3, 2016, 2:38 PM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

phoneA new phone scam where a caller is claiming to be from the Hawai’i State Judiciary is sweeping the state.

The Judiciary issued a notice warning the public of the scam on Thursday afternoon.

A caller is reportedly calling residents notifying them that their licenses has been suspended as a result of unpaid traffic citations. The caller asks for the individual’s credit card number to pay for the citations in order to remove the suspension.

The caller’s phone number may appear as “blocked” caller ID.

According to the Judiciary, the calls are not coming from them and residents should not provide personal information or a credit card number to callers claiming to be from the courts.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

If you have received a phone call and believe it may be a scam, call the Judiciary Communications and Community Relations office by phone at (808) 539-4909 or by e-mail at [email protected].

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

The scam can also be reported on the Court’s website.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Cancel
Mahalo for Subscribing
×

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