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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
The Board of Water Supply
(BWS) is alerting the public about an incident that occurred late
last week involving a customer who was the victim of a telephone scam to
fraudulently collect money.
The incident involved an early
evening call to a BWS customer in which the individual claimed that a balance
of about $100 for the water/sewer bill must be paid immediately or else service
would be shut off. The customer asked to speak to a supervisor, who
reportedly demanded credit card payment at that time and threatened service
shutoff. Unfortunately, the customer complied with the demand and
provided the caller with a credit card number. When the customer checked
the account balance the next day, there was no record of the payment.
Anyone who receives a similar phone
call is encouraged to call the BWS at 748-5030 to confirm the account balance
first before making payment. Meanwhile, the BWS would like the public to be
aware of its collection procedure:
BWS does not call customers outside its business hours of Monday-Friday,
7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to request for payment.
BWS does not call customers, demand payment, and collect payment all in the same
a customer is contacted for overdue payment, he or she will be asked to call
748-5030 to make credit card payment.
The BWS also reminds the public that,
if you are approached by someone saying he or she is from the BWS, all personnel
involved in official BWS activities will be properly credentialed, wearing
official BWS attire with the BWS logo, driving BWS labeled vehicles, and
carrying an official City and County of Honolulu badge, with the agency
identified as the BWS.
Residents are encouraged to call the
Honolulu Police Department at 9-1-1 if they observe any suspicious activity.
The community may also call the BWS at 748-5041 to file an additional report.