Top 5 Summer Scams
06/26/2017
NEWS RELEASE
Certain scams are prominent all year round while many others change with the season.
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Telephone scam reported coming from Big Island phone numbers
06/26/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
At least eight reports of a phishing scam linked to a Hilo phone number were received last week by Hawaii Better Business Bureau. Call recipients were asked to press “1” to lower their credit rates, an..
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Phishing phone scam spoofs local number on caller ID
06/20/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
There’s a new phishing scam making its way around Hawaii, and the Hawaii Better Business Bureau worries people may fall for it, simply because of what shows up on the caller ID. Instead of a mainland o..
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Phishing Scam Uses 808 Hilo Number
06/16/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
Hawai‘i’s Better Business Bureau has received at least eight reports this week about a phishing scam coming from an 808 Hilo number. Consumers have reported receiving a call prompting them to press 1 t..
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Phishing Scam Operating Under Local Number
06/15/2017
NEWS RELEASE
Over the last two days, Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau has received at least 8 Phishing Scam reports linked to a local number.
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Beware scammers who go door to door posing as alarm companies
06/14/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
As the summer quickly approaches, there are some things you need to look out for on the scam front. Door-to-door sales ramp up at this time of year, and there are things you should be aware of. Of the..
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An alarm security company lied to get a senior to switch, and then refused to cancel the plan
06/07/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
PEARL CITY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Pearl City resident Gayle Harimoto said a door-to-door salesperson claiming to be with ADT Security Services outright lied to her 89-year-old father in order to get hi..
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Beware of hidden charges when renting a vehicle
06/06/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
Many people will be traveling this summer and renting cars in the process. But be careful, as there can be some hidden charges in those bills. The Better Business Bureau of Hawaii says you can go onli..
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Man who orchestrated elaborate counterfeit check scheme pleads guilty
05/31/2017
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The ringleader of a major counterfeit check scheme pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to bank fraud and identity theft charges.
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Beware scams posing as fundraising campaigns for Manchester victims
05/30/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
One week ago, the world was shaken by a bombing in Manchester, England that killed 22, including children, and left more than 50 injured, many of them critically.
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