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Police: Beware of smoke alarm scam

Hawaii Island police are warning the public about scams involving phone calls to Hawaii residents in which the caller indicates it is “Fire Safety Month” and that they need to come over and inspect your smoke alarms.

Police are advising that anyone receiving these calls not provide any personal information and to not allow anyone to come over and gain entry into their residence for a smoke alarm inspection. This not only applies to phone calls, but also to door-to-door salesmen attempting to solicit the same type of service. It is highly likely the individual is a scammer and is trying to enter the residence with the intentions of committing a crime.

Anyone with information about any persons making phone or internet scams is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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