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DCCA names new cable television administrator

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Director Catherine P. Awakuni Colon has named Ji Sook “Lisa” Kim as the state’s new cable television administrator. “Lisa brings a wealth of experience to the department,” said Awakuni Colon. “She has done a great job as acting administrator, and has a detailed understanding of the state’s […]

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Hawaii part of $105M AT&T ‘cramming’ settlement

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) has announced that its Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Federal Communications Commission, reached a $105 million settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC. This action resolves allegations that the […]

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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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Kealakehe to compete at LifeSmarts state finals

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner has announced the qualifying teams of the LifeSmarts Hawaii Competition who will now compete in the state finals Saturday, Feb. 8 at the State Capitol Auditorium. The four teams are Kealakehe High School, Farrington High School and two teams from […]

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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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State urges participation in phone survey on broadband Internet

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has contracted SMS to conduct a phone survey over the next few weeks of Hawaii residents and small businesses to find out how people in Hawaii are using their Internet connections today and how they plan to use Internet service in the future. The survey is […]

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New rules for money transfers

MEDIA RELEASE The State of Hawaii is reminding money transmitters and consumers that new rules for the millions of transfers made each year began Oct. 28. The changes are in accordance with the federal Dodd-Frank Act that was designed to provide more consumer protections, including enhanced implementation of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act. A “remittance […]

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State launches 2nd broadband speed test campaign

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) has kicked off a new Hawaii Broadband Map speed test campaign to measure the spread of new technology and high-speed broadband availability across the state. Since the first campaign ran in the early part of 2012, there have been significant changes in Hawaii wireline and […]

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Hawaii Preparatory Academy Launches Ohana Sustainability Program

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Preparatory Academy proudly launches its 2013-2014 Ohana Sustainability program with a special screening of Dirty Energy at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, at the school’s Gates Performing Arts Center; doors open at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. Dirty Energy brings to light the personal stories […]

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Document damages from Flossie (UPDATE July 30, 5 p.m.)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii State Civil Defense and the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs would like to share some tips following Flossie’s path over the Hawaiian Islands. Report: If your home was impacted by the storm, contact your county civil defense/emergency management agency to report damages: Hawaii 808-935-0031 Maui 808-270-7285 City and County of Honolulu […]

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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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Biennial condo association registration starts with new look

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) is kicking off the 2013-2015 Condominium Association registration period with the introduction of a redesigned website and enhanced access. Registration is available through May 31, 2013 via the upgraded website at aouo.ehawaii.gov More than 1,650 condominium associations are registered with the DCCA’s Real Estate […]

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