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FBI warns homeowners about fake bonds

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A safety alert for island homeowners.

The FBI warns people facing foreclosure or other financial difficulties are falling victim to a scheme offering fake bonds.

The scheme usually starts with 'too good to be true offers' including an offer to homeowners to stop making their mortgage or property tax payments.

The scheme uses government official names to look legitimate and then asks for thousands of dollars in payment.

It has been known to target native Hawaiians with Hawaiian heritage rights to their property.

The scheme has also been reported to use false tax return processing.

If you or anyone you know may have been contacted to participate in this fake scheme please contact your local FBI office.

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