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Police are warning the public about scams involving phone calls to Hawaiʻi residents with a claim that they have won a large sum of money, usually over a hundred thousand dollars.  The callers claim to be calling from “Publishers Clearing House” or another company and then give instructions to send a money order or other form of payment to pay for award processing fees.

Police warn public about sweepstakes phone scam

Police are warning the public about scams involving phone calls to Hawaiʻi residents with a claim that they have won a large sum of money, usually over a hundred thousand dollars. The callers claim to be calling from “Publishers Clearing House” or another company and then give instructions to send a money order or other […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a telephone utility scam.  A Naʻalehu business reported Tuesday (March 14) that it received a phone call from someone posing as a representative of Hawaiʻi Electric Light Company.  The caller claimed the business’ electric bill was overdue and said that the electricity would be turned off unless the bill was paid immediately.

Police warn public about a phone scam posing as a utility company

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a telephone utility scam. A Naʻalehu business reported Tuesday (March 14) that it received a phone call from someone posing as a representative of Hawaiʻi Electric Light Company. The caller claimed the business’ electric bill was overdue and said that the electricity would be turned off unless […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning businesses and the public about individuals using forged or worthless checks to purchase items or services.

Police advise anyone receiving a check as payment to be cautious, to confirm identification and to take note of any suspicious activity.​

Anyone with information about any bogus checks is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Police warn public about bogus checks

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning businesses and the public about individuals using forged or worthless checks to purchase items or services. Police advise anyone receiving a check as payment to be cautious, to confirm identification and to take note of any suspicious activity.​ Anyone with information about any bogus checks is asked to call the […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about scams involving phone calls to Hawaiʻi residents with a claim that they have won a large sum of money, usually more than a million dollars.

The callers claim to represent “Publishers’ Clearing House” and give instructions to send a money order or other payment to pay for award processing fees.

Police advise anyone receiving these phone calls to be cautious, as acting on the instructions may result in the loss of a significant amount of money.

Police warn public about sweepstakes scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about scams involving phone calls to Hawaiʻi residents with a claim that they have won a large sum of money, usually more than a million dollars. The callers claim to represent “Publishers’ Clearing House” and give instructions to send a money order or other payment to pay for […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a new twist on a sweepstakes scam.

A 70-year-old Keaʻau woman received a phone call from someone at an 876 area code. The caller claimed the recipient had won a sweepstakes prize.

The woman was suspicious that it was a scam, so the caller asked for her credit card number and said he would pay off her credit card in an act of good faith. He told her to check with her bank for confirmation. The bank confirmed that a deposit to her account was pending, which alleviated the victim’s suspicions. It was later determined that the deposit was never completed.

Police warn public about new sweepstakes scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a new twist on a sweepstakes scam. A 70-year-old Keaʻau woman received a phone call from someone at an 876 area code. The caller claimed the recipient had won a sweepstakes prize. The woman was suspicious that it was a scam, so the caller asked for her […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a series of telephone scams by callers claiming to represent resort hotels.

A recorded messages claims that the recipient is an awards member of the resort and has earned either free accommodations or a discounted vacation package. The recipient is then asked to press “1” after which a live person makes a presentation that ultimately ends with a request for the recipient’s credit card number.

Police warn of telephone scams pretending to be resorts

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a series of telephone scams by callers claiming to represent resort hotels. A recorded messages claims that the recipient is an awards member of the resort and has earned either free accommodations or a discounted vacation package. The recipient is then asked to press “1” after which […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a new twist on existing scams.

In the past few days, police in Kona have received five reports of telephone scams in which the recipient is asked to purchase iTunes gift cards in specific dollar amounts and then to await further instructions. In various calls, the funds were being sought for claims of delinquent energy bills, back taxes owed to the IRS, or bail money to keep a member of the recipient’s family out of jail.

Police getting reports of new telephone scams

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a new twist on existing scams. In the past few days, police in Kona have received five reports of telephone scams in which the recipient is asked to purchase iTunes gift cards in specific dollar amounts and then to await further instructions. In various calls, the funds […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a tax scam.

A Kailua-Kona resident received a call from someone claiming to be a tax office employee providing the recipient with a new tax identification number. The caller also requested personal information. The recipient did not provide any information and hung up the phone.

Police warn public about tax scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a tax scam. A Kailua-Kona resident received a call from someone claiming to be a tax office employee providing the recipient with a new tax identification number. The caller also requested personal information. The recipient did not provide any information and hung up the phone.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a telephone scam claiming the recipient has won a large monetary prize.

The caller claims to be a representative from a well-known publishing company and congratulates the recipient for supposedly winning its sweepstakes. One such caller claimed a Kaʻū resident’s phone number had been selected in a drawing. The caller then attempts to obtain the recipient’s name, and he or she asks for a “processing fee” to be sent through a money transfer service to an individual in Jamaica.

Police warn public about recent telephone scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a telephone scam claiming the recipient has won a large monetary prize. The caller claims to be a representative from a well-known publishing company and congratulates the recipient for supposedly winning its sweepstakes. One such caller claimed a Kaʻū resident’s phone number had been selected in a […]

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Residents have reported that they receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS who threatens a government lawsuit because they owe a large sum of money to the IRS. The potential victims are instructed to go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money. One resident reported that the caller said he would then go to the house to collect the money.

Police warn public about IRS phone scam

Residents have reported that they receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS who threatens a government lawsuit because they owe a large sum of money to the IRS. The potential victims are instructed to go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money. One resident reported that the caller […]

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Police are reminding the public about scams involving phone calls from people claiming to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees demanding payment and stating that if payment is not made, then fines of over $1000 will be issued.  These scammers usually demand payment in the form of a money order.

Police warn public about phoney IRS scam

Police are reminding the public about scams involving phone calls from people claiming to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees demanding payment and stating that if payment is not made, then fines of over $1000 will be issued. These scammers usually demand payment in the form of a money order.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a warranty scam.

Two men in a U-Haul van have been going door to door in Puna selling what has been described as cheaply made equipment, such as generators and pressure washes, and claiming that if the equipment needs repairs, a rental company in the Shipman Industrial Park in Keaʻau will repair it.

Police warn public about warranty scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a warranty scam. Two men in a U-Haul van have been going door to door in Puna selling what has been described as cheaply made equipment, such as generators and pressure washes, and claiming that if the equipment needs repairs, a rental company in the Shipman Industrial […]

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