Bank warns about text message fraud

Bank of Hawaii is warning of fraudulent text messages being sent to customers and non-customers.

The fraudulent messages state that lines of credit have been decreased or that accounts have been blocked or suspended. The messages instruct the recipient to call 1-857-453-3714 and then enter their account number and PIN.

Individuals who receive this message are advised not to respond or call the number. Bank of Hawaii does not ask for confidential account information by telephone or text message.

For more information on how to protect against identity theft and phishing, visit the bank’s website at

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