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Police Warn of Credit Card Scam 10-10-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
PUNA PATROL DISTRICT
OFFICER ARVID K. HARA
PHONE: 965-2716
OCTOBER 10, 2001

MEDIA RELEASE

Police are warning Big Island residents to be aware of a possible credit card scam.

Police said a Puna resident received a call Wednesday (October 10, 2001) from someone saying he represented a “United Credit Company” in Florida. The caller asked the resident to make a direct electronic deposit of about $250 into the company account. In return, he was promised a platinum credit card.

Police said legitimate credit card companies do not request direct electronic deposits of cash in order to open a credit card account and warned residents to be wary of calls such as this.

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