Kelly T. King
Kelly T. King holds the County Council seat for the South Maui residency area. She is chair of the Planning Committee.
The Planning Committee generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 9 a.m.
On Utility Scam Awareness Day, the Hawaiian Electric Companies warn customers to “Just hang up!” on scammers
Utility consortium educates customers on how to protect themselves
HONOLULU, Nov. 15, 2017 – Utilities United Against Scams and the Hawaiian Electric Companies are marking the second annual Utility Scam Awareness Day today by educating electric customers about aggressive phone scammers.
Utilities United Against Scams, a consortium of more than 100 U.S. and Canadian electric, water, and natural gas utilities that includes the Hawaiian Electric Companies, launched a week-long advocacy and awareness campaign focused on exposing the tactics of scammers intent on stealing money from utility customers.
Locally, the companies have recommended customers “Just hang up!” to combat a recent spike in aggressive phone scams targeting electric customers.
- If someone calls saying they’re from Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric or Hawaiʻi Electric Light and demanding immediate payment over the phone or via prepaid debit cards, it’s a scam.
- If the caller says the account is delinquent and threatens to shut off power immediately unless payment is made, it’s a scam.
- If the caller asks to meet the customer in person to pick up a payment, it’s a scam.
Customers should just hang up if they receive such a call, and dial the customer service line printed on electric bills or listed on the appropriate company’s website. Do not call the number displayed on your caller ID, even if it says “HECO,” “MECO” or “HELCO.”
Within recent weeks, the companies have received dozens of fraud reports, with some customers paying hundreds of dollars to phone scammers. The scammers have targeted mostly small to mid-size businesses, but residential customers also have been victimized. Scammers will often call during busy times at a business, for example, and threaten to shut off the electricity if they’re not paid immediately.
For more information, go to www.hawaiianelectric.com/stopscams
Resurfacing Work to Take Place on South Kihei Road
Wailuku, Maui – Resurfacing work along South Kihei Road will contraflow night time traffic in the area for a little more than two weeks.
The work will begin on October 23 and last until November 2, weather permitting. Resurfacing work includes paving, readjusting manholes and water valves and pavement striping.
Hours of operation will be from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday night through Friday morning except weekends and holidays. One lane of traffic will be open during work hours.
The contractor for the $526,233 project is Maui Kupono Builders LLC. For more information contact 270-7845. Access the County of Maui press release, issued October 19, 2017, here.
Councilmember King supports the use of COM Connect, an app launched by the administration to help residents share information and report important issues around the county. The app is free.
COM Connect app: Read press release
- Chair, Planning Committee
- Vice-Chair, Parks, Recreation, Energy, and Legal Affairs Committee
- Budget & Finance Committee
- Housing, Human Services, & Transportation Committee
- Land Use Committee
- Parks, Recreation, Energy, and Legal Affairs Committee
- Policy, Economic Development, and Agriculture Committee
- Water Resources Committee
- Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee
- Susan Foley, Executive Assistant
- Michelle Del Rosario, Executive Assistant
- Terra Foti, Executive Assistant
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Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
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