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Smishing

Posted on Aug 4, 2021 in Alerts, News Releases

The word “smishing” comes from combining “SMS” — for short message service (texting) — with “phishing,” the practice of stealing personal or financial information through deceptive communications, primarily emails. Basically, it’s phishing by text messages on mobile devices. What is Smishing? Like phishing emails, smishing texts are scams that aim to manipulate people into turning ...
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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 January 26, 2021 Legitimacy of Economic Impact Payment Debit Cards Arriving By Mail HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office ...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Posted on Dec 18, 2020 in Alerts, News Releases

This is an important time to protect yourself with information on how to avoid vaccine-related scams. Medicare, insurance companies and reputable healthcare providers will not call you asking for your Social Security number, credit card, or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine. Do not buy any kind of coronavirus vaccine ...
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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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COVID-19 Scams

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 in Alerts, News Releases

DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR CLARE E. CONNORS ATTORNEY GENERAL STEPHEN H. LEVINS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION For Immediate Release                                                               March 31, 2020 Consumer Alert: Avoid COVID-19 Scams HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors and Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) Executive Director Stephen Levins are alerting Hawaii residents to ...
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DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR CLARE E. CONNORS ATTORNEY GENERAL STEPHEN H. LEVINS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION For Immediate Release                                                   March 16, 2020 SCAM ALERT: SCAMMERS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CORONAVIRUS FEARS HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors and Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection Executive Director Stephen Levins are urging ...
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2019 Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs To Consolidate Maui Offices HONOLULU — The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) will be consolidating the department’s Maui offices to a central location in Wailuku. ...
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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 November 12, 2019 CONSUMER ALERT: PHISHING SCAM IMITATING STATE AGENCY SENT TO BUSINESSES HONOLULU – The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has received numerous ...
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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 October 17, 2019 Office of Consumer Protection Announces $116.9 Million Multistate Settlement with Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Inc. HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii ...
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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 July 22, 2019 Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection Announces Settlement with Equifax regarding 2017 Data Breach Credit reporting agency to strengthen security program and ...
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