HECO warns public about employee impersonators

Victim did not ask for ID; did not see HECO vehicles

Published  7:03 AM HST Mar 29, 2013

The Hawaiian Electric Company wants to warn electric customers about an apparent scam.

A customer reported being approached at home by two people posing as Hawaiian Electric employees.  The impersonators said they needed to enter the customer’s home to inspect the electric outlets.  Once inside, the impersonators stole the customer’s purse and fled.

The impersonators did not show any form of identification.  The customer did not see any vehicles with markings indicating they belonged to Hawaiian Electric or to a contractor working for the company.

The customer notified Hawaiian Electric and reported the incident to the Honolulu Police Department.

Hawaiian Electric urges customers to remember the following:

In addition, Hawaiian Electric would like to remind customers not to provide personal, confidential or financial information to any unidentified individual and urges customers to be cautious when responding to unsolicited phone calls.

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