Attorney and Executive Director of the Office of Consumer Protection Stephen Levins joins producer/host Coralie Chun Matayoshi to discuss:

  • warning signs of a scam
  • how to protect yourself from getting scammed, including only shopping at sites that have https and a closed padlock symbol
  • advantages of paying by credit card rather than debit card or services like Venmo or Zelle
  • why social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are easy targets for scammers
  • special precautions when purchasing from third party sellers like Ebay and Poshmark
  • what to do if you think you’ve been scammed