These callers will ask for cryptocurrency to avoid jail

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Kauai police officers are warning the general public a couple of new telephone rip-off the place scammers are impersonating regulation enforcement officers to solicit cash.

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In response to KPD, the “regulation enforcement officer” calls victims and tells them there’s a warrant out for his or her arrest. In the event that they wish to keep away from being arrested, the sufferer ought to pay their tremendous with cryptocurrency.

Experiences stated scammers are utilizing the sufferer’s actual info to extend their credibility over the telephone.

KPD additionally stated the telephone quantity on caller ID can also be manipulated to trick sufferer’s into believing the decision is coming from a authorities company.

Any such calls needs to be handled with suspicion. Chorus from disclosing your bank card particulars or any private info. It’s essential to report such incidents to the Kaua‘i Police Division and keep in mind that regulation enforcement companies won’t ever name you to demand cost of any variety.

Assitant Chief Kalani Ke

The Kauai Police Division wish to remind the general public that they don’t name the general public to request cash or demand any cost over the telephone.

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If you happen to obtain any suspicious telephone calls, name dispatch at (808) 241-1711.