Scammer used victim’s phone to transfer money using Venmo, Cash App


By Matthew Nuttle

Click here for updates on this story

KANEOHE, Hawaii (KITV) – Honolulu police are warning the public of a cell phone scam originating in the Kaneohe area.

According to police, the scammer approached the victim in Kaneohe, said he was a tourist and needed to use the victim’s phone. After the victim was obliged, the scammer proceeded to transfer an undisclosed sum of money from the victim’s bank account to another account using the Venmo and Cash app.

“Don’t let strangers use your cell phone. If an emergency call needs to be made, place the call for them,” an HPD spokesperson said.

No description of the victim was given.

If you have been scammed or have information about this incident, you are encouraged to call Honolulu Police CrimeStoppers at 808-955-8300.

Note: This content is subject to a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you cannot use it on any platform.


ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can view our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.


Comments are closed.