Police warn of phone scam soliciting donations 06-14-12

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DIVISION
LIEUTENANT STEVEN GUILLERMO
PHONE: 961-2311
JUNE 14, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police are warning residents about another apparent telephone scam.

Police received a report Friday morning (June 14, 2002) from a Hilo resident that an unknown person had called him and asked him for a contribution to purchase a defibrillator for the Hawaii County Police Department. The caller requested a donation of $50 to $100.

The police department is not soliciting donations for a defibrillator, a police spokesman said, and residents should be on guard against the telephone scam.

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