Scam 06-01-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL
ACTING SERGEANT KELLEY MATSUMOTO
PHONE: 961-2213
JUNE 1, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police are warning the public about a mail scam aimed at persuading Hawaii County residents to give away money.

A company calling itself “Meltec Financial Management” out of Saskatoon, SK (British Columbia) is sending a letter along with an enclosed cashier’s check for more than $2,000. The letter claims that the recipient has won $50,000 and asks the recipient to cash the enclosed check and sent it back to pay for “tax and administrative” expenses. The check is bogus.

Police ask anyone who receives a similar suspicious solicitation to call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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