It’s no secret that tech toys are once again hot items this year, but some gifts could put someone’s personal security at risk.
According to the Better Business Bureau of Hawaii, it’s a persistent scam that targets hundreds of Hawaii residents a year.
‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, and online schemes.
The state had been trying to collect child support payments from Peter Ortiz for 20 years.
Clearwire was taken over by Sprint, which is shutting down the Clearwire network at 12:01 a.m. Hawaii time this Friday, Nov. 6.
Any solicitation for money you receive claiming to be from the FBI is a scam.
The Better Business Bureau says it took 11 reports in 30 days, and in the last week alone, scam reports doubled.
The link opens a window that’s a little hard to close, making you think you’re infected.
The FBI stresses it would never send out any type of email asking for money.
After tricking you to click on a link, it encrypts all your computer’s files and holds it for ransom.
If you find yourself in this situation, there are ways to protect yourself and resources to help you resolve it.
Each time you use your card, a unique transaction code will be generated which can’t be used again.
The scheme promotes fake websites and phone numbers through Internet search ads, hoping you’ll misdial and click on them.
According to the passenger, the 75-pound service dog was resting on his lap for most of the flight from Portland to Honolulu.
The latest scam involves online classified ads, and asks you to send your goods directly to the thief.
A simple click of a mouse could be yet another way thieves are trying to steal your personal information.
A “minimum investment” of $100,000 is asked for.
The FBI is investigating three Oahu cases this year, all involving seniors.
One local company recently had its name stolen. Schemers even hired people using the newly created website as a recruiting tool.
The school’s principal says crews are already looking at replacing five of the 10 water fountains on campus.