Scam 08-07-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Intelligence Unit
Captain James O’Connor
Phone: 961-2328
August 7, 2009

Media Release

The Hawai’i Police Department is warning the public about a mail scam claiming the recipient has won money in a sweepstakes.

A Hilo man received a letter claiming to be from “Reddy Raw” that said the man had won $45,500. Included was a bogus check for $3,350 supposedly for use toward required fees. The recipient was told to call a phone number for instructions on how to arrange for the final payment.

Police have confirmed that the letter is a scam and advise the public to be leery of any letter, phone call or e-mail message that claims the recipient has won a large prize.

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