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CITYíS EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
WARNS RESIDENTS OF POTENTIAL SCAM
The City and County of Honoluluís Emergency Services Department is warning residents of a questionable telephone solicitation involving the purchase of a medical identification card for paramedic services.
Residents have reported receiving calls soliciting the purchase of a medical identification card supposedly required by ambulance personnel. The caller falsely claims that paramedics require the information contained on this identification card when responding to a 9-1-1 call. The caller then states there is a minimal fee associated with processing the card and asks the resident to provide personal medical and billing information over the telephone.
The Emergency Services Department reminds residents that paramedics do not require any particular type of medical identification card. Furthermore, City personnel do not solicit financial information from patients.
Bryan Cheplic, HESD PIO (808) 723-7814