Hawaiian Electric warns of scams
Hawaiian Electric Companies have begun a monthlong campaign to alert customers about a recent spike in aggressive phone scams targeting customers.
The utilities say the following are scams if:
>> A customer receives a call from someone saying they are from Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric or Hawaii Electric Light demanding immediate payment over the phone or via prepaid debit cards;
>> The caller says your account is delinquent and threatens to shut off your power immediately unless payment is made;
>> The caller asks to meet you to pick up a payment.