Hawaii Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Lucille Melemai
August 21, 2008
Reference No. M08040233
Hawaii County police are warning the public about a cashier’s check mail scam.
A Hilo woman reported Wednesday (August 20) that she received a letter in the mail claiming to be from Confidential Evaluations Inc. with a website of http://www.imyst.com. Included was a cashier’s check with the instructions to spend specific amounts at certain businesses and to wire transfer the remainder back to the company.
Investigation of the website reveals that this is a scam if a letter is sent from Canada.
Police advise anyone who receives such a letter not to respond.