AG’s Office warning of new telephone scam
By News Staff
The Attorney General’s Office is warning Rhode Islanders of a new telephone scam.
Officials say a male caller is identifying himself as a Washington County Sheriff and telling people they have missed a Grand Jury hearing. The suspect then advises the victims to go to CVS and send money electronically, or else they’ll be arrested.
One victim has sent about $1,000 to the account provided by the suspect.
In each case, the suspect called from the same phone number and asked for victims by name, speaking in a convincing, authoritative tone.
If you or someone you know is a victim to similar calls, you are asked to contact Rhode Island State Police Lt. Kenneth Buonaiuto at 401-444-1046.
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