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Kauai Police Department warning public of email scam

LIHUE (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kauai Police Department (KPD) has issued an alert regarding an email scam particularly targeting Kauai's elderly.

Officials say the email claims to be from Officer Patrick Menino of the Hawaii County Police Department (HCPD). The email requests money and includes a photograph of Menino and his badge.

According to the HCPD's Community Relations Department, Menino has no connection or involvement in the scam.

According to the KPD, the perpetrators have used "HawaiiPoliceDepartment@yahoo.com" to send the messages.

A preliminary investigation shows the scam may be originating from Nigeria.

Anyone who receives this type of email is asked to call the KPD at (808) 241-1711.

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