HAWAII COUNTY: The County of Hawaii has issued the following warning about what appears to be fraudulent phone calls from someone claiming to represent the county’s Office of Aging.
In a recent media release, the county said:
The Hawai’i County Office of Aging is asking elderly persons to be aware of a person calling and asking as an agent of the Office of Aging for social security numbers.
The caller has said that the phone number was obtained from AARP and has offered certain benefits in return for the elderly person’s social security number.
Please be aware that the Hawaii County Office of Aging does not call and request social security numbers. Should you receive such a telephone call, do not give out any personal information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers or financial institution account numbers. If you receive any call from a stranger seeking personal information, notify the police at 935-3311.