Here's a look at the top 10 scams in Hawaii this year
12/30/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The number of people who reported being scammed in Hawaii more than doubled this year. And the number of different types of scams also rose.
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BBB Top Ten Scams of 2016
12/29/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Tax Scam still tops the list at #1 despite raid in India
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Consumer alert: Beware of ‘secret shopper’ emails
12/27/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
Extra money around the holiday season sounds great, but be aware of emails offering you a job as a secret shopper. You could end up paying in the end, instead of getting paid. Emails like these will ask..
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Consumer Review Fairness Act Protects Consumer Rights
12/20/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Honolulu, HI – December 20, 2016: Last week, December 14, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Consumer Review Fairness Act. Under this new law, all clauses, which prohibit or restrict a consumer’s..
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Letter from Santa scheme resurfaces during holidays
12/20/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
If you get an email or phone call from someone telling you that you could get a personalized letter from Santa, beware. It sounds like a great idea for the kids, but many are actually fake. The con surf..
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Waimanalo family speaks out after losing thousands of dollars in 'bail scam'
12/07/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
WAIMANALO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Waimanalo woman is duped thousands of dollars when a man, posing to be her grandson stuck in jail, calls in urgent need of help.
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Emergency Scam Costs Local Resident Thousands
12/06/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Honolulu, HI – December 6. 2016: Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) wants to warn consumers of all ages on how grandparents are the specific target of a common scam commonly known as the “grandparent..
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Letters from Santa Landing Scammers on the Naughty List
12/06/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Honolulu, HI – December 1, 2016: Could anything be more magical for a child than a personalized letter from Santa? Consumers may begin to receive emails containing an offer for just that. No matter how ..
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New Federal Grant Scam on the Rise
12/06/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Local senior lost $1,750 in iTunes gift cards after he was promised a $9,200 government reimbursement check.
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Experts warn of online shopping dangers ahead of Cyber Monday
11/28/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Cyber Monday is one of the biggest days of the year for online sales and that means increased susceptibility to online scams.
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