03-15-17 Phone scams

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Captain Gregory Esteban
Phone: 808-935-3311


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public of two phone scams currently being reported.

In the first scam, the callers offer loans with low interest rates, but require a down payment.

The second scam informs people that they won a large sum of money by using their credit card at common locations such as Walmart, Target, CVS, etc. The scammers identify themselves as lawyers or government agents and request a payment fee (either for taxes or entry fee) via Green Dot cards or Western Union.

The public is reminded to never provide any personal information (to include birthdates / social security numbers / credit card information / and Bank information etc.) to anyone.

If you believe you are contacted by a person involved in a scam call the Police non-emergency number at 808-935-3311



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