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

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By Matthew Nuttle

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KANEOHE, Hawaii (KITV) – Honolulu police are warning the public of a cellphone 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.

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