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Scam 08-21-08

Hawaii Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Lucille Melemai
Phone: 961-8112
August 21, 2008
Reference No. M08040233

Media Release

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.