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HPD Warns Public About Phone Scams

March 15, 2017, 11:42 AM HST
* Updated March 15, 11:47 AM
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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public of two phone scams currently being reported.

In the first scam, the caller offers loans with low interest rates, but require a down payment.

The second scam informs people that they won a large sum of money by using their credit card at common locations such as Walmart, Target, CVS, etc. The scammers identify themselves as lawyers or government agents and request a payment fee (either for taxes or entry fee) via Green Dot cards or Western Union.

The public is reminded to never provide any personal information to anyone, including birthdates, social security numbers, credit card information and bank information, etc.

If you believe you are contacted by a person involved in a scam call HPD’s  non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311

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