Hawaii Police Department warning

Posted: Feb 06, 2019 05:30 PM HST HONOLULU (KHON2) – The Hawaii Police Department would like to warn the public about an e-mail scam that was recently reported. A board member of a Big Island community association was contacted via e-mail by what appeared to be another board member. In the e-mail, the board member was directed to write and mail out a check for administrative and operating expenses, via UPS/FedEx, with next day delivery to an address in Mobile, Alabama. At first glance, the e-mail appeared to have originated from another board member, however, upon closer review it was determined the e-mail address of the sender was not familiar, and the board member confirmed the e-mail was not legitimate therefore no money was sent. Police advise anyone who receives e-mail requests for money to first verify the request is legitimate. One way to do this is by personally contacting the sender either in a separate e-mail, via telephone, or in person. Read more here >>>

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