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State Warns of Suspected Mortgage Scam

July 9, 2020

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA) is warning its borrowers and the public of a suspected mortgage scam being carried out by an entity using a name similar to that of HGIA.

An unofficial postcard solicitation mailed by the entity refers to a “mortgage” with “HAWAII GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AU.” The postcard asks recipients to call a phone number and provide a “Mortgage Authentication Phrase” as soon as possible regarding a time sensitive matter.

HGIA does not make mortgage loans.  If you receive a postcard like this or any type of communication that does not appear to be legitimate, it is most likely a scam.  Do not call the number, release any information or pay any fee for additional information.

If you are ever unsure about the legitimacy of a notice you receive regarding a loan with the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority, we encourage you to contact us via email at dbedt.gems@hawaii.gov or call (808) 587-3868 before responding to the notice.


About the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA) HGIA is a state agency, attached to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), which administers the Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) Loan Program, created to make clean energy investments accessible and affordable to low and moderate-income households, renters, nonprofits and small businesses.

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