Utility Imposter Scam Affecting Hawaii Island
08/01/2017
NEWS RELEASE
Last week Hawaii Electric Light Company warned their electric customers on Hawaii Island of an apparent telephone scam. Customers have reported receiving calls threatening immediate disconnection unless..
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5 Ways to Avoid a Vacation Rental Scam
07/31/2017
NEWS RELEASE
According to the Pew Research Center approximately 1 in 10 American adults have used a home sharing site to book an overnight rental.
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5 Common Travel Scams
07/31/2017
NEWS RELEASE
Often times visitors to a new location will be targeted by scam artists. Whether traveling for leisure or for work, Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to stay on the alert and watch ou..
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Scam Jam aims to protect you from phishing and smishing
07/27/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
They are highly skilled at what they do. They are manipulative, cunning and deceiving, and they know more than you think. There are many different types of scam and schemes out there. This morning on W..
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Smishing is the new phishing: Experts warn of spike in text-based scams
07/26/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
Smishing is becoming the new phishing when it comes to scams. Instead of sending emails, hackers are increasingly using text messages to reach potential victims, experts warn. SMiShing is named after S..
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Popular summertime scams and how to avoid them
07/25/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
Summer is the perfect time to go on vacation, perhaps take up a job to earn some extra money, or go to a concert. But the lazy days of summer are also prime time for scams. “(Scammers) make the most o..
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AARP Hawai‘i to Host Scam Jam to Help Prevent Fraud, Aug. 9
07/24/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
AARP Hawai‘i is hosting a Scam Jam event in Wailuku on Aug. 9, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the J. Walter Cameron Center Auditorium to inform Maui residents on the latest scams and how to keep families safe
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How to make sure the online contest you’re entering is real
07/18/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
Millions of people are on Facebook, which makes for some fertile feeding grounds when it comes to scams. Often times scammers use legitimate company names to try and lure you in. That’s the case right..
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Hawaii BBB: Delta Airlines ticket giveaway on Facebook a scam
07/13/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
Survey presented to gain tickets could lead to identity theft
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BBB Warns of NEH Facebook Scam
07/06/2017
BBB IN THE NEWS
Hawai‘i’s Better Business Bureau warns the public about a Facebook scam involving the impersonation of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Hawai‘i’s BBB recently received a call from a resident..
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