Police Warn Public of Cell Phone Scams

The Hawai`i Police Department is warning the public about possible cellular phone scams involving text messages regarding their account bill.

In recent cases reported to police, the suspect sends out a text message pretending to be a telecommunications company, such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Customers are then informed that their payment has been blocked and to call them at 1-888-312-6806.

The suspects then asks for personal information.    

The public is reminded to never provide any personal information over the phone or online including date of birth, social security numbers, credit card information, and bank account information to anyone whose identity they have not confirmed.   

If you believe you are contacted by a person involved in a scam, either by phone or via the internet, please call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311 to report the activity.