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Police are reminding the public about scams involving phone calls from people claiming to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees demanding payment and stating that if payment is not made, then fines of over $1000 will be issued.  These scammers usually demand payment in the form of a money order.

Police warn public about phoney IRS scam

Police are reminding the public about scams involving phone calls from people claiming to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees demanding payment and stating that if payment is not made, then fines of over $1000 will be issued. These scammers usually demand payment in the form of a money order.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a warranty scam.

Two men in a U-Haul van have been going door to door in Puna selling what has been described as cheaply made equipment, such as generators and pressure washes, and claiming that if the equipment needs repairs, a rental company in the Shipman Industrial Park in Keaʻau will repair it.

Police warn public about warranty scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a warranty scam. Two men in a U-Haul van have been going door to door in Puna selling what has been described as cheaply made equipment, such as generators and pressure washes, and claiming that if the equipment needs repairs, a rental company in the Shipman Industrial […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about an ongoing lottery scam involving a letter that claims the recipient has won a substantial amount of money but must pay a “processing fee” before the prize is dispersed.

Police warn of lottery scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about an ongoing lottery scam involving a letter that claims the recipient has won a substantial amount of money but must pay a “processing fee” before the prize is dispersed.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about unlicensed contractors who appear to be soliciting our elderly citizens to hire them for various residential projects such as power washing and painting homes and roofs, paving driveways, and performing auto body and mechanical repairs.

Police warn about scams targeting the elderly

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about unlicensed contractors who appear to be soliciting our elderly citizens to hire them for various residential projects such as power washing and painting homes and roofs, paving driveways, and performing auto body and mechanical repairs.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about scams involving “Award Claim Notification” letters being sent to Hawaiʻi residents.

The letters come with claim number and an authentic-looking check paid to the order of the recipient in the amount of thousands of dollars. These letters include a phone number with instructions to call a “claims agent” in order to claim the total prize winnings, usually totaling more than $10,000.

Police warn about prize mail scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about scams involving “Award Claim Notification” letters being sent to Hawaiʻi residents. The letters come with claim number and an authentic-looking check paid to the order of the recipient in the amount of thousands of dollars. These letters include a phone number with instructions to call a “claims […]

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Members of the public are reporting that they are receiving telephone calls from persons claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service in an attempt to obtain personal information. Police urge the public never to give personal information to anyone over the telephone whom you did not call or who is not known to you.

Police report IRS phone scam continuing

Members of the public are reporting that they are receiving telephone calls from persons claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service in an attempt to obtain personal information. Police urge the public never to give personal information to anyone over the telephone whom you did not call or who is not known to you.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding the public never to give personal information to anyone over the telephone whom you did not call or who is not known to you.

Police report IRS phone scams affecting residents

Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding the public never to give personal information to anyone over the telephone whom you did not call or who is not known to you.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are alerting the public about apparent lottery scams that have resurfaced.

A Hilo resident received a letter from the “International Lotto Commission,” which purported to originate from Madrid, Spain. It claimed the recipient had won more than $4.5 million in a lottery held by the “The World Lottery.”

Police warn public about lottery scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are alerting the public about apparent lottery scams that have resurfaced. A Hilo resident received a letter from the “International Lotto Commission,” which purported to originate from Madrid, Spain. It claimed the recipient had won more than $4.5 million in a lottery held by the “The World Lottery.”

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a telephone utility scam.

A Hilo business reported Wednesday (September 30) that it received a phone call from someone posing as a representative of the local electric company. The caller claimed the business’ electric bill was overdue and said a utility truck was down the road and the electricity would be shut off unless the bill was paid immediately.

Police warn public about utility phone scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a telephone utility scam. A Hilo business reported Wednesday (September 30) that it received a phone call from someone posing as a representative of the local electric company. The caller claimed the business’ electric bill was overdue and said a utility truck was down the road and […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are again warning the public about a telephone scam from persons claiming to be from the Department of Water Supply.

The individuals call Water Supply customers and threaten to shut off their water service because of what they claim is a past due water bill.

According to the Department of Water Supply, the calls are fraudulent and an attempt to gain access to credit card or other financial information.

Police warn public about telephone scam pretending to be the Dept of Water Supply

Hawaiʻi Island police are again warning the public about a telephone scam from persons claiming to be from the Department of Water Supply. The individuals call Water Supply customers and threaten to shut off their water service because of what they claim is a past due water bill. According to the Department of Water Supply, […]

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Scam reward postcard

Police warn about gift certificate mail scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are again warning the public about mail scams intended to obtain victims’ credit card information. In this latest scam, victims are mailed a “Notice of Reward” card claiming the recipient has won what appears to be a $100 gift certificate redeemable at retail stores but saying the prize must be claimed within […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about an auto insurance scam.

A 66-year-old Hilo man reported that he received a telephone call from someone claiming to work for a company offering third-party extended warranties for vehicles. The caller knew the vehicle ID number of the man’s car.

Police warn public about auto insurance scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about an auto insurance scam. A 66-year-old Hilo man reported that he received a telephone call from someone claiming to work for a company offering third-party extended warranties for vehicles. The caller knew the vehicle ID number of the man’s car.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about scams known as “advance fee schemes.”

In one recent case, a 62-year-old Kona woman received a check for more than $6,000 that appeared to be from a known legitimate bank. Along with the check was a letter claiming she had won money in a lottery and advising her to deposit the check into her bank account and then wire a fee to the sender. The woman was suspicious and took the check to her bank, where she learned that it was counterfeit.

Police warn public about check scams

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about scams known as “advance fee schemes.” In one recent case, a 62-year-old Kona woman received a check for more than $6,000 that appeared to be from a known legitimate bank. Along with the check was a letter claiming she had won money in a lottery and advising […]

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A 76-year-old Hilo man reported that when he returned to his 2001 Toyota 4Runner that was parked at Liliʻuokalani Gardens in Hilo on Friday morning (April 10), he found a strip of paper on his windshield warning him that his vehicle registration had expired, that he was not to move the vehicle and that a tow truck had been called. The owner then discovered that his vehicle registration sticker was missing. As he drove away, he observed a tow truck in the vicinity.

Police warn public of tow-truck scam

A 76-year-old Hilo man reported that when he returned to his 2001 Toyota 4Runner that was parked at Liliʻuokalani Gardens in Hilo on Friday morning (April 10), he found a strip of paper on his windshield warning him that his vehicle registration had expired, that he was not to move the vehicle and that a […]

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