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Police Warn of Telephone Scam 03/02/00
HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DIVISION
OFFICER TERRENCE JOHNASEN
MARCH 2, 2000
Police are warning Big Island residents about another telephone scam, this one soliciting funds allegedly for the Hawaii County Police Department.
A would-be victim called police and reported she had received a telephone call from a man who said he was seeking donations ranging from $175 to $5,000 for unspecified use by the Police Department.
The caller told the woman she could put the money in a commercial mail carrier envelope and send it to a Waikiki address.
The caller said he was calling from Waikiki, but the woman noted that a local number was displayed on her Caller I.D. monitor. The woman later called the local number, but found that it had been disconnected.
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