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Residents have reported receiving calls from an automated message, which threatens arrest by local authorities due to a tax filing discrepancy. Potential victims are advised to respond via phone and further instructed to send money via electronic money transfers.

Police receive reports about residents receiving phone scams

Residents have reported receiving calls from an automated message, which threatens arrest by local authorities due to a tax filing discrepancy. Potential victims are advised to respond via phone and further instructed to send money via electronic money transfers.

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HELCO warns customers about utility impersonators

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company warns electric customers about an apparent telephone scam targeting business customers on Hawai‘i Island. Customers reported receiving calls threatening immediate disconnection unless they pay their bill by making a money transfer or cash express payment via a bill payment machine at a retail establishment.

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Police warn public about telephone water supply scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a telephone scam from persons claiming to be from the Department of Water Supply. The individuals call Water Supply customers and threaten to shut off their water service because of what they claim is a past due water bill. According to the Department of Water Supply, the […]

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Smoke detector inspection scam on Hawaii Island

The Hawaii County Fire Department has received numerous complaints from the public regarding solicitations for inspection and/or installation of smoke detectors. The Hawaii County Fire Department would like to stress that the Department has NOT provided any individual or company with any support or approval for smoke detector inspections on behalf of the Fire Department.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sep 22, 2017 / 5:15 pm