News

HPD Warns Against Phone Scams Asking for Bail Money

December 28, 2021, 4:00 PM HST
* Updated December 28, 12:46 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

Hawaiʻi police are warning the public about continuing phone scams that attempt to deceive unsuspecting people for assistance in obtaining bail money for a family member who is incarcerated and needs immediate assistance.

Potential victims are being asked to send money via electronic money transfers or to provide confidential credit/debit card information.

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

If you believe you are contacted by a person involved in a scam call the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.