Scammers are bombarding 808 numbers with calls ... from 808 numbers

Scammers are bombarding 808 numbers with calls ... from 808 numbers
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Scammers are hitting up 808 numbers ― again.

And if you live in the islands, you’ve probably noticed.

The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs says there’s been a 25 percent increase in spam calls.

The scammers claim they’re from your bank, or that your car’s extended vehicle warranty is about to expire.

The government is also investigating how some scammers are able to use your own phone number to make calls.

So what should you do if you get what you think is a spam call?

Experts say the best thing you can do is ... do nothing. Don’t answer it and see if the caller leaves a voicemail.

If they don’t, you might consider blocking the number.

You can also head to the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker and report it.

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