Consumer Alert: Dozens of Hawaii residents victims of online purchase scams, what you can do to protect yourself

 Consumer Alert: Dozens of Hawaii residents victims of online purchase scams, what you can do to protect yourself

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Online shopping continues to be a popular option for people this year, but the Better Business Bureau warns that scammers are using the name of popular retail companies to steal local resident’s money and information.

he Better Business Bureau says be careful of the links in text or e-mail messages from popular retailers because they could end up being fake.

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“How they do it is they will do a lot of coupons, and it appeals to us, right? It’s an amazing deal and we click on that link, we get directed to what looks like that business’s website, we place our order, and then nothing happens, and that person has just been scammed,” said Roseann Freitas with the Better Business Bureau.

According to the Better Business Bureau’s scam tracker, more than two dozen Hawaii residents have…

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