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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS REGULATED INDUSTRIES COMPLAINTS OFFICE   DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN DIRECTOR DARIA A. LOY-GOTO COMPLAINTS & ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2017 BEWARE OF FAKE STATE INVESTIGATORS HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Regulated Industries Complaints Office (RICO) is warning the ...
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RICO Prior Complaints

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 in Consumer Complaints, RICO

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Read More The Regulated Industries Complaints Office (RICO) is the enforcement arm of over forty-five professional boards, commissions, and programs administratively attached to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. RICO receives complaints, conducts investigations, and prosecutes cases against licensed and unlicensed individuals and businesses. Additionally, RICO assists the public by providing information about license status. ...
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Read More The Regulated Industries Complaints Office is the enforcement arm of over forty-five professional boards, commissions, and programs that are administratively attached to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. RICO receives complaints, conducts investigations, and prosecutes licensing law violations. Through the administrative process, RICO may seek fines, restitution, and license sanctions. RICO also prosecutes ...
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Read More Vacations should be relaxing. Worrying about tickets, time and money isn’t. No matter where you’re headed to, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. Like knowing exactly where you want to go, what you want to do once you get there, and, maybe most importantly, how much you want to spend. Late changes ...
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Read More Protecting yourself from rain, wind and severe weather is an absolute must. The first step to making sure you get a good roof over your head is to hire a licensed contractor. Licensed roofing contractors have the experience and training to get the job done right. Licensed contractors carry liability insurance in case ...
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Read More When it comes to building and repairs, you should always consider hiring a licensed professional to do the work. Licensed contractors, electricians and plumbers have the experience and training to get the job done. Licensed contractors are required to carry liability insurance in case anything happens on a jobsite, and are responsible for any ...
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Motor Vehicle Repairs

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 in Cars, RICO

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Read More Don’t let an unlicensed mechanic or repair dealer steer you wrong. In Hawaii, motor vehicle repair dealers and mechanics must be licensed by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs before they can work on the mechanical parts of your car. Licensing is enforced by RICO, the Regulated Industries Complaints Office. To find ...
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Used Car Sales and Warranty Law

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 in Cars, RICO

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Read More Hawaii’s Used Car Sales and Warranty Law protects consumers who buy used vehicles from motor vehicle dealer in Hawaii. The law requires motor vehicle dealers to provide consumers with written information about any known material mechanical defects that may affect the safety and use of a motor vehicle. The law also requires dealers ...
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Buying a Used Car

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 in Cars, RICO

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Read More Buying a car – new or used – can be exciting! RICO offers the following information to help steer you in the right direction! First, do some research before leaving the house…think about the car model and the options you want, so you have an idea of how much you will need to ...
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