Police warn against "inheritance" telephone scam 05-08-03
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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DISTRICT
OFFICER DAYLAN ASUNCION
MAY 8, 2003
Police are warning Big Island residents about another phone scam, this one involving an alleged inheritance of $100,000.
A woman called police Thursday (May 8, 2003) to report that she had received a phone call from a man who identified himself as Roland Bradford.
The caller said he was an attorney in Canada and told the woman that she had inherited $100,000. The caller then told the intended victim she could receive her “inheritance” if she wired $1,900 to an address in Canada.
Police warned residents to be on guard against similar scams in which an intended victim is asked to send a relatively small amount of money in return for a major reward.
Police are advising anyone who believes he or she is the intended victim of telephone scams to report it by calling the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.
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