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Hawaii Island police warn of phone scam involving resort

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HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaii Island police are warning the public about a new phone scam involving a resort. 

Police said scammers will call residents, claiming they are awards members of a resort and have won either free accommodations or a discounted vacation package. At the end of the phone call, the scammer asks for the victim’s credit card number.

The caller ID shows up as a local phone number, but detectives said the scammers are using apps that alter their true phone numbers.

Police said if anyone receives a call like this to not give out personal information.

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