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Scam 08-23-07

Hawaii Police Department
Kona Patrol Section
Captain Randy Apele
Phone: 326-4646, ext. 249
August 23, 2007


Hawaii County police are warning the public about an internet scam by someone posing as the Internal Revenue Service.

A Holualoa man reported receiving an e-mail from the IRS that claimed he was getting a tax refund. It asked him to fill out an on-line tax refund request that sought personal information. Police determined that the message was not sent from the IRS.

Police ask the public to be suspicious of any requests for personal information over the internet or by telephone.