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Bank of Hawaii warns of fraudulent texts

By Staff | Jul 17, 2014

HONOLULU – Bank of Hawaii reported that fraudulent text messages are being sent to customers and non-customers.

The fraudulent messages state that lines of credit have been decreased or that accounts have been blocked or suspended.

The messages instruct the recipient to call 1-857-453-3714 and then enter their account number and PIN.

Individuals who receive this message are advised not to respond or call the number.

Bank of Hawaii does not ask for confidential account information by telephone or text message.

For more information on how to protect against identity theft and “phishing,” visit the Bank of Hawaii website at www.boh.com.