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Action Line Consumer Alert: Text message scheme

Several people have been getting a text message saying that your email account has been deactivated. The message asks you to send a text back so that they can secure your account again. But once you respond back by texting SENDNOW you are allowing thieves to steal your identity.…
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Action Line Consumer Alert: Fake gift card offers

A postcard offering a free gift card is being sent to Hawaii residents. But in order to use it you're asked to pay a fee. And those who fall for it, end up paying even more. …
Courtesy: Hawaii Better Business Bureau website

Action Line Consumer Alert: Payday loan robocalls

Have you ever received a robo call letting you know you've been approved for a loan? Experts warn don't fall for it, it's just the latest scheme to get your personal information. …
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Action Line: Every penny counts

Consumers could be paying an extra cent for every beer or soda purchased. It just depends on where they shop. That's because the beverage fee stores charge is not regulated by the state.…
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Action Line Consumer Alert: Fraudulent rebate checks

Many on O'ahu are receiving an energy rebate check, some for thousands of dollars. But it's fake and a ruse to try to get you to buy other products. More than one-hundred people have asked the Hawaii Better Business Bureau about it. …
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Action Line: Rats infest Waialua home

A man caught 24 rats in traps in one day around his Waialua home. Lester Choi contacted Action Line after failing to receive help from the state.…
Fake on-line auction websites

Action Line Consumer Alert: Fake on-line auction sites

A popular way to buy items at a bargain has become a new way for thieves to target you. Thieves are creating on-line auction sites to lure you to spend your money on items that are not for sale. …
Hawaii Better Business Bureau President/CEO Gregory Dunn

Action Line Consumer Alert: Choosing a charity

Hawaii has a solid reputation for being a giving state. But how do you choose a charity to donate too? And make sure your money is being spent to help the cause? There's a new way for you to know where your money is going before you donate. …
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Paddlers concerned about slippery safety hazard

Paddlers say it's a safety concern. A dock they use to launch their canoes has slippery algae growing on it. At least nine paddlers have slipped off the dock and into the Ala Wai canal, which happened at a popular city park. …
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Action Line: Seminar gimmick that keeps returning

An invitation to a seminar may, sound harmless enough. But once again, here's a case of buyer beware. The email or phone invite to a seminar, could lead to an expensive consequence.…
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Action Line Consumer Alert: Military scheme

High priced military loans, fake rental properties, phony jury duty summons and misleading car sales are just some of the tactics being used to get your personal information.…
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Action Line Consumer Alert: Drip fees

Have you ever heard of "drip" fees? If you've ever rented a car for a quoted price, but ended up paying more than that, you may have been dripped. They're called drip fees because they trickle down, adding to the price you pay on your bill. …