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.
Special agent Tom Simon says the FBI has taken several calls a week on this particular scheme for the last two years.
If you are thinking about applying for a job that allows you to work from home, you may want to think twice.
The allure of getting free money from the government often draws a lot of interest, especially from those looking for financial help.
Officials say the wheelchair lift at Iolani Palace was not designed for heavy use and became inoperable sometime in 2012 or 2013.
The caller is supposed to prepay for the work done on a supposedly well-paying job from a TTY service.