Customers upset after paying thousands for trips not booked by travel agency
06/16/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
Families who spent thousands of dollars for a trip to the Philippines are being told that their flights were never booked and they don’t know where their money went. Action Line started getting complain..
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BBB Hawaii releases online debt-management tool
06/15/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
To fill the void left by the winding down of Consumer Credit Counseling of Hawaii, the Better Business Bureau of Hawaii has launched a new online debt-management tool.
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Make smarter choices for managing and reducing your debt
06/15/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau launches online tool to navigate debt relief
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College students latest target for fraud schemes
06/07/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
College students are the latest target of fraud schemes. The Better Business Bureau warns scammers are calling students, pretending to be the IRS, in order to get their money. If you get a call from a p..
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Scam tricks users into setting up faulty retail websites
05/31/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
It’s the summer job season and many are looking for ways to earn money, but a scam has surfaced using the Amazon name. This latest scam uses the name of legitimate companies, like Amazon, to persuade yo..
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Money recovered in sweepstakes scam linked to Pearl City P.O. box
05/23/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
Swift action by Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau saved hundreds of potential victims from losing money on a sweepstakes scheme. The money was being sent to a mailbox right here on Oahu. It started with a..
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Sweepstakes Scam Uses UPS Address on Oahu
05/18/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Recent scam report leads to over 100 potential victims being saved from a sweepstakes scam in just one day
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Hawaii residents targeted in IRS phone scam
05/18/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
As tax season wraps up, Hawaii residents are being bombarded with calls from people claiming to be with the IRS, demanding and threatening to take action if you don’t pay up. The Better Business Burea..
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Tax phone scam uses fear-baiting to get money out of victims
05/17/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
Twenty-six million dollars — that’s how much money victims have lost to an IRS phone scam in just a few years. You’d think most people would just hang up, but the scammers know how to keep you on the li..
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Local Spike in Reports of Fake IRS Calls
05/06/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Honolulu, HI – May 5, 2016: Locally, as well as nationally, the Better Business Bureau has seen an increase in reports of the “tax imposter scam” (also called the “IRS scam”). The IRS scam was the top r..
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