Hawai‘i County Warns of Telephone Spoofing Scam

April 26, 2019, 10:51 AM HST (Updated April 26, 2019, 10:51 AM)
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The County of Hawai’i is alerting the public to a telephone scam involving people using fake caller ID numbers purporting to be from the county.

The parties pretend to be calling from a Hawai‘i County Department number, using a fraudulent practice called “spoofing.” The caller ID shows “County of Hawai‘i,” but the caller asks for personal financial information or other confidential information.

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Be aware that the county does not make requests for personal information or sales pitches by telephone or any other means. In the event of receiving such a call, the public is advised to hang up immediately.

More information to protect against caller ID spoofing is available online.

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