HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Many Hawaii residents have been targeted with "phishing phone calls," where scammers use names of financial institutions to attain information from recipients, Central Pacific Bank says.
Customers recently reported receiving phone calls, emails, text messages and letters from scammers posing as Central Pacific Bank representatives. Scammers would notify recipients that their debit cards or bank accounts have been blocked, then attempt to retrieve personal and financial information.
Central Pacific Bank said it would never request confidential information via unsolicited phone calls, emails or text messages. It also advises never clicking on any links, replying to or calling senders, and sharing any personal or financial information.
If you have any questions or would like to report a personal incident, contact Central Pacific Bank at 808-544-0500.