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Residents urged to take precautions following Target data breach

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection urges Hawaii residents to take precautions if they believe they may be affected by a recent data breach involving Target stores. Businesses are required by Hawaii law to notify customers of any security breach involving personal information in any form following discovery […]

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Identity of woman sought in Hilo credit card fraud

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card in Hilo. The card was used in at least two locations for charges totaling approximately $250.

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A caller claims to be from the credit card company’s Security and Fraud department inquiring about a questionable charge to the person’s credit card. The caller—who provides the correct credit card number, the name of the bank that issued the card, and the cardholder’s address—promises to credit the amount of a supposedly fraudulent purchase to the cardholder’s account. The caller says he will start a fraud investigation and gives the caller a “control number” for tracking the investigation.

Police warn public about credit card phone scam

A caller claims to be from the credit card company’s Security and Fraud department inquiring about a questionable charge to the person’s credit card. The caller—who provides the correct credit card number, the name of the bank that issued the card, and the cardholder’s address—promises to credit the amount of a supposedly fraudulent purchase to […]

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Big Island police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card. 

A 63-year-old man reported that a credit card and other items were stolen from his vehicle near Kapoho Beach in Puna sometime between 11 p.m. September 30 and 7:30 a.m. October 1.

Surveillance camera photographs man using stolen credit card in Hilo

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card. A 63-year-old man reported that a credit card and other items were stolen from his vehicle near Kapoho Beach in Puna sometime between 11 p.m. September 30 and 7:30 a.m. October 1.

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The Hawai'i Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a male who used a stolen credit card at an ATM at a local bank.

Police ask that anyone who may recognize this person call Officer Donovan Kohara at 961-2213 or the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Police trying to identify man using stolen credit card

The Hawai’i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a male who used a stolen credit card at an ATM at a local bank. Police ask that anyone who may recognize this person call Officer Donovan Kohara at 961-2213 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain […]

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Big Island police are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects involved in an identity theft case. The suspects used a stolen credit card to purchase various items in Waimea and Hilo.
The woman and two men pictured were captured on video. The female suspect was operating the sports-utility vehicle pictured above, which is described as a late-to-mid-1990s black Dodge Durango with chrome rims.

Suspects using stolen credit cards wanted by police

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects involved in an identity theft case. The suspects used a stolen credit card to purchase various items in Waimea and Hilo. The woman and two men pictured were captured on video. The female suspect was operating the sports-utility vehicle pictured above, which […]

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A customer purchases merchandise using what appears to be a valid debit card, credit card or gift card. When the cashier swipes the card, a "bad swipe" error code appears. At this point, the suspect instructs the cashier to call an 800 number printed on the back of the card. The 800 number actually goes to a co-conspirator posing as a bank representative, who provides false or stolen credit card information that allows the transaction to go forward.

Police warn of credit, debit, gift card scam

A customer purchases merchandise using what appears to be a valid debit card, credit card or gift card. When the cashier swipes the card, a “bad swipe” error code appears. At this point, the suspect instructs the cashier to call an 800 number printed on the back of the card. The 800 number actually goes […]

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Hirono looks to halt abusive credit card practices

Hirono looks to halt abusive credit card practices

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono has issued the following statement: Aloha, Have you looked at your latest credit card statement? Have you noticed a sharp increase in your interest rate or been hit by unreasonable fees? Unfair and deceptive practices by credit card companies remain widespread in the market and continue to plague struggling consumers. I have […]

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Hawai'i Police Department detectives have charged a Puna man with escape and credit card offenses.



Andrew K. Silva, 19, was charged Wednesday night (September 30) with one count of escape, one count of theft of a credit card, one count of fraud use of a credit card, and two counts of theft in the third degree. H

Puna man charged with escape and credit card offenses

Hawai’i Police Department detectives have charged a Puna man with escape and credit card offenses. Andrew K. Silva, 19, was charged Wednesday night (September 30) with one count of escape, one count of theft of a credit card, one count of fraud use of a credit card, and two counts of theft in the third […]

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