HPD: Beware of Holiday Thieves and Scams
The Hawaiʻi Police Department has received numerous calls from island residents reporting robo-calls, or spoofing.
The HPD said these are thieves trying to fool you into thinking you owe money to the IRS, power company or that your auto warranty has expired.
The telephone calls are designed to trick you into giving them sensitive and private information to take your money.
Use caution if you receive a suspicious call and just hang up.
Do not give out banking information, credit card information or personal information like your social security number.
If you are out shopping, remember to lock your car doors and windows to avoid theft. Do not leave valuables like Christmas gifts visible.
Place them out of site in the trunk to lessen the possibility of someone breaking into your vehicle.
The HPD wants your holidays to be safe and memorable. Slow down and enjoy them.