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Several citizens have reported receiving suspicious messages on their mobile devices. A recorded messages claims that the caller's credit card or debit card has been deactivated due to a security breach and directs the recipient to press "1" to reactivate the card. Upon pressing "1," the potential victim is directed to a live voice, usually a person with a foreign accent, who asks for confidential financial information, such as the card number, expiration date and other information that could lead to identity theft.

Police warning public about credit card scam via phone

Several citizens have reported receiving suspicious messages on their mobile devices. A recorded messages claims that the caller’s credit card or debit card has been deactivated due to a security breach and directs the recipient to press “1” to reactivate the card. Upon pressing “1,” the potential victim is directed to a live voice, usually […]

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More email phishing scams coming in via email

More email phishing scams coming in via email

From the Chase website: “Phishing” (pronounced “fishing”) occurs when criminals use e-mail, phone calls, or text messages to try to lure you to fake websites, where you’re asked to disclose confidential financial and personal information, like passwords, credit card account numbers and Social Security numbers. While the most common type of phish is an e-mail […]

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Kona Outdoor Circle members hit with fake email scam

Kona Outdoor Circle members hit with fake email scam

MEDIA RELEASE Aloha, Some of our members have received fraudulent emails requesting sensitive personal information. Kona Outdoor Circle will never ask you for information that could jeopardize your personal and financial identity. We have included some links below to help you recognize a “Phishing Scam” and a “Fraudulent/Hoax Email” By being aware of such scams […]

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Fake phone calls, emails and text messages preying on CU Hawaii members

Fake phone calls, emails and text messages preying on CU Hawaii members

Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com Fake phone calls, emails and text messages claiming to be from CU Hawaii are contacting residents phishing for credit and debit card account information. One of the phone calls received by Hawaii247.com Saturday (May 30) was a recorded message saying there was ‘unusual activity’ on the account and gave a phone number to […]

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