Attorney General David M. Louie announced Tuesday that the Department of the Attorney General's Investigations Division has opened a criminal investigation into an email fraud scheme involving false representations about compensation by the government of Ghana.
State authorities have taken action against a man accused of creating as many as 13 different personas to take more than $1.4 million from an elderly Hawaii woman and using the money for gambling and personal expenses instead of investments.
The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations issued a warning Tuesday to consumers to be on the alert for unauthorized websites that appear to be trying to obtain personal information from unemployed persons seeking unemployment benefits.
In what is supposed to be their golden years our Kupuna are increasingly becoming the target of scams. Every few weeks we are bringing you the latest scams to be on the lookout for. Tonight it involves families who travel to the islands to look for victims.
It's a call that many of us have received on our cell or land line phone: area code 876, Jamaica. Unless there is a personal connection to Jamaica, it just may be a call from scam artists. These scammers are preying on our kupuna.