HELCO warns of telephone scam


Hawaii Electric Light Co. is warning customers about an apparent telephone scam.

HELCO said that customers have reported receiving telephone calls from a person claiming to be conducting a survey about the utility. At least one customer reported being asked to provide a credit card number.

HELCO said customers should not provide personal, confidential or financial information to any unidentified individual. HELCO employees will not call and ask for a credit card number over the phone.

The company also urges customers to report any suspicious activity to the Hawaii Police Department.