News Releases

News Release: 500+ Hawaii Residents Possible Victims of Alleged Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in News Releases

  DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS Office of Consumer Protection   NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR KEALII S. LOPEZ DIRECTOR BRUCE KIM OCP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2014   500+ Hawaii Residents Possible Victims of Alleged Mortgage Fraud Scheme State Urges Those Impacted to File Claims with New York Lawyers’ Fund   HONOLULU —Hundreds of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure in Hawaii were likely misled by a loan modification program operated by the Homeowner Legal Assistance Association (HLAA), a Florida corporation, for approximately...

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KHPR Radio: Consumer Protection Week Launched in Hawaii

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 in News Releases

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News Release: Neiman Marcus Data Breach May Impact Thousands in Hawaii

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 in News Releases

  DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS Office of Consumer Protection   NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR KEALII S. LOPEZ DIRECTOR BRUCE KIM OCP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 28, 2014   Neiman Marcus Data Breach May Impact Thousands in Hawaii State Urges Shoppers to Take Credit Precautions   HONOLULU —The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP)received notice from Neiman Marcus that at least 9,600 shoppers in Hawaii may have been affected by a recent data breach.   OCP Executive Director Bruce Kim...

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News Release: State Urges Target Customers to Take Advantage of Free Credit Monitoring in Wake of Data Breach

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 in News Releases

  DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS Office of Consumer Protection   NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR KEALII S. LOPEZ DIRECTOR BRUCE KIM OCP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 13, 2014   State Urges Target Customers to Take Advantage of Free Credit Monitoring in Wake of Data Breach   HONOLULU —The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) today urged all Hawaii residents who shop at Target stores to take advantage of one year of free credit monitoring being offered by the retail company in the wake of the massive...

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News Release: Target Believes 121,000 Hawaii Shoppers Affected by Data Breach

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 in News Releases

  DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS Office of Consumer Protection   NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR KEALII S. LOPEZ DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 27, 2013   Target Believes 121,000 Hawaii Shoppers Affected by Data Breach Consumer Protector Urges Shoppers to Check Accounts   HONOLULU — The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) Executive Director Bruce Kim today informed the public that the Target data breach appears to have affected as many as 121,000 Hawaii shoppers.   Target informed the public earlier this month that about 40 million credit and debit accounts...

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News Release: Hawaii Residents Urged to Take Precautions Following Target Data Breach

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 in News Releases

  DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS Office of Consumer Protection   NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR KEALII S. LOPEZ DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 19, 2013   Hawaii Residents Urged to Take Precautions Following Target Data Breach Breach Could Affect 40 Million Consumers   HONOLULU — The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection urges Hawaii residents to take precautions if they believe they may be affected by a recent data breach involving Target stores.   Businesses are required by Hawaii law to notify customers of any...

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News Release: State Urges Shoppers To Know Merchandise Return Rules

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 in News Releases

News Release: State Urges Shoppers To Know Merchandise Return Rules

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS Office of Consumer Protection NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR KEALII S. LOPEZ DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 26, 2013 State Urges Shoppers To Know Merchandise Return Rules HONOLULU — Holiday shopping has begun and the state’s Office of Consumer Protection wants you to be prepared when heading to the stores. Before purchasing a gift, or merchandise in general, shoppers should make sure they understand the merchant’s return and exchange policy. Merchants may establish one of four return policies: · Refunds only · Refunds or merchandise...

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News Release: Major Mobile Carriers to Stop Billing Problematic Third-Party Charges

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 in News Releases

  DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS Office of Consumer Protection   NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR KEALII S. LOPEZ DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 22, 2013   Major Mobile Carriers to Stop Billing Problematic Third-Party Charges     HONOLULU — The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) announced a major breakthrough in the fight against mobile cramming– unauthorized third-party charges that appear on mobile telephone bills.   Bruce B. Kim, the executive director of the Office of Consumer Protection, said...

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Hawaii Revised Statues Chapter 486N (in connection with health club settlement)

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in News Releases

Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 486N

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News Release: Court-Approved Settlement Ensures Continued Services At Health Club

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 in News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS Office of Consumer Protection News Release        NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR _________________________________________________________________________________________________ BRUCE KIM                                                                       KEALII S. LOPEZ OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION                                DIRECTOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Phone (808) 586-2630                                    Phone: (808) 586-2850 Fax: (808) 586-2640              ...

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