- Special Agent Tom Simon joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1995. He currently investigates high-yield investment frauds, major embezzlements, and traditional white collar crimes affecting Hawaii’s residents and small business community. In addition to his investigations, Tom also serves as the press spokesperson for the Honolulu FBI office and is a regular fixture on local news programs and radio talk shows.
Be proactive, protect yourself from SCAMS!
Do you know what steps to take to protect yourself and your family from becoming a victim of crime or fraud? The FBI has educational information, helpful tips, and resources to help you learn warning signs, how to be crime smart, and what to do if you become a victim on their Be Crime Smart webpage.
Do you know how to protect yourself and your family from Internet fraud?
Follow the FBI’s guide on how to Protect Your Computer.
Check out common types of Internet Fraud from the FBI and tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.
The DCCA of Hawaii has a Top 10 Investor Protection Tips to help you learn how to protect yourself from investment fraud, how to report incidents, and why it is so important for you and your community. One of the top 10 tips includes contacting the hotline to report investment fraud at 808-58SCAMS (808-587-2267)/Toll Free 1-877-HI-SCAMS.
Whenever you are contacted about a new investment opportunity, your first step should ALWAYS be sure to check out the DCCA’s Business Registration Division and use their searchable database to ensure you are working with a legitimate organization.
Learn what identifiers t he FTC suggests your look for in your mailbox, and how to report mailbox scams.
- How to Spot the Bandit in Your Mailbox
- Wanted: The Bandit in Your Mailbox
- When Yellow Page Invoices Are Bogus
Tips for Seniors
Many recent scams have been targeting the senior population. Learn how to identify scams, tips to avoid being a victim, and what sources to check with if you are not sure if you are dealing with a scam from the DCCA of Hawaii. (http://hawaii.gov/dcca/rico/consumer_tips/senior_tips/seniortips)