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Permanent injunction, $1M in mortgage rescue fraud case

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has obtained a final judgment against Francha Services, LLC and Big Island resident Edna A. Franco (defendants) that includes fines and restitution totaling more than $1 million. In 2010, the defendants began meeting with victims regarding their residential real properties, many […]

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Neiman Marcus breach may impact thousands in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) received notice from Neiman Marcus that at least 9,600 shoppers in Hawaii may have been affected by a recent data breach. OCP Executive Director Bruce Kim urges Hawaii residents to take precautions if they believe they may be affected by […]

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Target customers urged to take advantage of credit monitoring

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection is urging Hawaii residents who shop at Target stores to take advantage of one year of free credit monitoring being offered by the retail company in the wake of the massive data breach announced last month. “The Office of Consumer Protection […]

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121,000 Hawaii shoppers affected by Target data breach

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) Executive Director Bruce Kim said the Target data breach appears to have affected as many as 121,000 Hawaii shoppers. Target informed the public earlier this month that about 40 million credit and debit accounts were compromised in a data breach at its stores across the country by […]

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Hawaii joins case against deceptive travel promoters

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has announced it joined in a multi-state, multi-national law enforcement initiative, coordinated by the Federal Trade Commission, to combat deceptive travel promoters. OCP wants consumers to be alert to unscrupulous promoters tricking consumers into purchasing deeply discounted or “free” vacation […]

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Hawaii joins $7M Google Street View settlement

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection has announced Hawaii joined 37 states and the District of Columbia in a $7 million settlement with Internet giant Google over its collection of data from unsecured wireless networks nationwide while taking photographs for its Street View service between 2008 and March […]

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Hawaii joins national settlement over ‘robo-signing’

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has announced it joined 44 other states and the District of Columbia in reaching a $120 million multi-state settlement with Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) and its subsidiaries, LPS Default Solutions and DocX. The proposed agreement resolves allegations that the Jacksonville, […]

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State kicks off foreclosure, fraud info campaigns

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has launched a public campaign designed to inform Hawaii homeowners of the options they have to avoid possible foreclosure and fraud. The campaign began this week on television and radio across the state. It will also be seen in print at locations such as TheBus. “There […]

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