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HPD Warns Against Phone Scams Asking for Bail Money

December 28, 2021, 4:00 PM HST
* Updated December 28, 12:46 PM
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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.

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