12-29-21 Police warn of Phone Scams that ask for bail money

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about continuing phone scams that attempt to deceive unsuspecting people for assistance in obtaining bail money for a family member who is incarcerated and needs immediate assistance.

Media Release


  • The public is reminded to never provide any personal information, including birth dates, social security numbers, credit card information, and bank information to anyone.

  • Potential victims are being asked to send money via electronic money transfers or to provide confidential credit/debit card information.

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If you believe you are contacted by a person involved in a scam call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.