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Jun 11, 2013

North Smithfield Police


On 06-11-13 the North Smithfield Police received a complaint of a possible scam

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On 06-11-13 the North Smithfield Police received a complaint of a possible scam.  The target of the scam received an unsealed envelope from Better Homes and Gardens indicating the individual had won a large sum of money.  In order to receive the winnings the individual was instructed to mail a check in the amount of $9500 to a specific recipient named in the letter. 

As of this time, theNorth Smithfieldwould like to make the public aware of the potential scam.  If anyone has any further information of other similar incidents please report them to the North Smithfield Police directly at 401-762-1212.  Concerns and messages can also be left on the North Smithfield Police Tip Line at 401-762-9983.  The matter remains under investigation by the detective unit.