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Hawai‘i County Fire Department Warns of Telephone Scam

December 7, 2017, 11:14 AM HST (Updated December 7, 2017, 11:14 AM) · 0 Comments
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The County of Hawai’i Fire Department is alerting the public about a telephone scam involving
solicitations for donations for the department.

“The fire department does not solicit money over the phone,” Chief Darren Rosario said. “In the event of such a call, residents should notify the police department on their non-emergency phone line.”

At least one resident this week received several calls from a male party soliciting money for the Hawai’i Fire Department.

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When the resident said the calls would be reported to the fire department, the caller hung up.

To report suspected telephone scams, call the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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