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Police warn against lottery scam 07-30-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DIVISION
OFFICER RIO S. AMON-WILKINS
PHONE: 961-2311
JULY 30, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

Police are warning residents about another scam, this one notifying residents they have won a lottery.

But before the “winner” can collect his winnings, he is advised he must send money to an address.

Police advise victims of telephone scams to call the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

In addition, if there is a question of whether there is a scam or not, residents are advised to call the local Office of Consumer Protection at 933-0910, the toll free number at the Better Business Bureau in Honolulu at 1 (877) 222-6551 or the toll free number of the Federal Trade Commission at 1 (877) 382-4357.

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