Scam alert: Callers claiming to be Sheriff Deputies in Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Calls and emails are continuing to come in from the public about a phone call scam involving people impersonating Sheriff Deputies.

It is a nationwide scam that started affecting Hawaii residents at the beginning of February. The impersonator is calling random numbers and telling people there is a warrant for their arrest because he or she did not show up for jury duty or court. The impersonator is telling people that they will come and arrest them unless they pay a fee by phone to have the warrant cleared.

The public is reminded that Sheriffs do not and will not call people about warrants having to do with jury duty or solicit the purchase of anything. If you receive a call matching this scam please alert the Sheriff Division by calling 586-1352.

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