Recent Sheriff impersonator scam incidents have prompted the State Sheriff Division to issue a public warning regarding potential calls.
According to a Department of Public Safety spokesperson, impersonators claiming to be deputy sheriffs are calling Hawai`i residents to say they have warrants and if they don’t pay, sheriffs are being sent to arrest them.
“The public is reminded that Sheriffs do not call people about warrants having to do with missing court. They will never ask for personal information or solicit payment over the phone,” the department says. “Hawai`i residents are also advised not to provide credit card numbers or other personal information to callers claiming to represent a law enforcement agency or the courts.”
If you receive a call matching this scam please alert the Sheriff Division by calling 586-1352.