County warns of COVID-19 scam calls

The County of Hawaii is alerting the public to a telephone scam involving people seeking donations for the county’s first responders amid the COVID-19 emergency.

One scam caller asked for donations for “the overworked and underpaid” first responders.

County agencies do not make requests for donations by telephone or any other means.

The county advises if you receive a call, hang up immediately and call the police nonemergency number at 935-3311.

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