North Smithfield Police are warning residents of a scam, which could result in the loss of a large sum of money.
An individual received an open envelope in the mail from "Better Homes and Gardens," stating they won a large amount of money. The person was encouraged to send a check for $9,500 to a designated address in order to collect the winnings.
The North Smithfield Police want the public to be aware of potential scams and that the incident is still under investigation.
If anyone has any information, please report it to North Smithfield Police 401-726-1212.