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Maui Police Warn
of Phone Scams

Posted 08:41 AM HST, February 4, 2014
Maui phone scam. Image by Wendy Osher.

Maui phone scam. Image by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

The Maui Police Department issued an advisory warning the public to beware of phone scams reported by Maui residents.

“Recently there has been reports of individuals identifying themselves as a representative of the IRS. These individuals are saying there is an outstanding debt of back taxes that is owed immediately and if payment is not received you will be arrested,” according to information provided by Maui police.

Authorities advise the public not to give any information to these individuals.

Maui police also advise that there are other scams in which victims are asked to send money via Western Union to a specific address in order to claim a monetary prize.

Again, authorities advise not to disclose personal information and not to send any money for alleged promises of larger returns.

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  • ronald1216

    anything involve money wireing is a scam or anything with cash or account.

  • checkered demon

    What’s sad is that if I walked up to you on the street and laid out this line of shibai, you wouldn’t give me the time of day. But because someone calls you on the phone, you willingly give out confidential info? I’m surprised anyone still falls for this old trick

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