Scams 01-29-07

PHONE: 966-5835
JANUARY 29, 2007


The Hawaii Police Department is again reminding the public about numerous Internet and other scams that prey on unsuspecting individuals.

In a recent incident, the scam artist answered an ad for items the potential victim listed for sale in a local newspaper. He offered to purchase the items and pay double the asking price. He then sent bogus travelers’ checks as payment in hopes the victim would mail him the items.

The potential victim, believing this was a scam, checked with a local bank and was informed that the travelers’ checks were bogus.

Fortunately, in this situation, the potential victim was leery enough to confirm his suspicions before mailing the items.

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