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Department of Water Supply warning customers about phone scams

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) warns customers to be wary of potential scams involving fraudulent phone calls or visits from people claiming to represent the water agency. DWS has received calls from customers approached with handbills directing them to contact a phone number linked to “Mr. Cooper Home Loans.” Another individual was visited by […]

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Police warning of phone call spoofing scams

Hawaiʻi Island police want to make the public aware of a “Spoofing Scam” currently being operated on the island. By definition, “Spoofing” is receiving a call from the (808) area code to make you think it is a local call. However, it is not- it is an effort to deceive you into thinking it is […]

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Fire Department warns of telephone scams

The County of Hawai’i Fire Department is alerting the public to a telephone scam involving solicitations for donations for volunteer firefighters. At least one resident reported to the Fire Department that a person was calling homes stating that they were seeking donations for the “Volunteer Fireman’s Association.” The caller said that the association can also […]

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The Hawaiʻi Police Department has received numerous calls from island residents reporting robo-calls, or spoofing. These are thieves trying to fool you into thinking you owe money to the IRS, power company or that you your auto warranty has expired. These telephone calls are designed to trick you into giving them sensitive and private information to take your money.

Police report high number of scam robo-calls to residents

The Hawaiʻi Police Department has received numerous calls from island residents reporting robo-calls, or spoofing. These are thieves trying to fool you into thinking you owe money to the IRS, power company or that you your auto warranty has expired. These telephone calls are designed to trick you into giving them sensitive and private information […]

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Fire Department warns of telephone scam asking for donations

The County of Hawai’i Fire Department is alerting the public to a telephone scam involving solicitations for donations for the Department. “The Fire Department does not solicit money over the phone,” Chief Darren Rosario said. “In the event of such a call, residents should notify the Police Department on their non-emergency phone line.”

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Wednesday (Nov 15) is Utility Scam Awareness Day

Utilities United Against Scams and the Hawaiian Electric Companies are marking the second annual Utility Scam Awareness Day today by educating electric customers about aggressive phone scammers.

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Hawaiian Electric Companies urges customers to “Just hang up!” on scammers

Just hang up! That’s what the Hawaiian Electric Companies recommend as they begin a month-long campaign to alert customers about a recent spike in aggressive phone scams targeting electric customers.

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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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