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Economic Impact Payment Cards

Posted on May 27, 2020 in Main

Consumers expecting a check from the federal government may be surprised to receive a VISA debit card in the mail instead.  If you receive one, be sure not to throw it away!  The U.S. Treasury is mailing nearly 4 million Economic Impact Payments (EIP) by prepaid debit card, instead of by paper check.  This reported ...
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MERCHANT ALERT: REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES

Posted on May 26, 2020 in Main

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic some local businesses may consider amending their refund and exchange policies. In doing so, they must be certain that they are fully compliant with all of the provisions of Hawaii’s refund and exchange law and ensure that all consumer purchases made prior to any change in policy are still ...
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN DIRECTOR STEPHEN H. LEVINS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2020 OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION ANNOUNCES $550M SETTLEMENT WITH NATION’S LARGEST SUBPRIME AUTO FINANCING COMPANY HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii through ...
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Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams

Posted on May 1, 2020 in Main

Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams Knowing that COVID-19 testing is in high demand, scammers are using the crisis to prey on victims unfamiliar with the testing process and steal their personal information. The scammer may promise a free test or lie about the government mandating a test in their attempt to gain access to personal ...
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