HPD Warning: Phone Scammers Pose as DWS Bill Collectors
Hawaiʻi Island police warn the public about a telephone scam being conducted by persons claiming to be from the Department of Water Supply.
The individuals call water department customers and threaten to shut off their water service because of what they claim is a past due water bill.
According to the DWS, the calls are fraudulent and an attempt to gain access to credit card or other financial information.
The public is advised that if they receive such a call, they should report it to the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
Members of the community also may call the DWS office at 961-8050 to file an additional report.