Police advise Smithfield residents of be aware of phone scam

By: News Staff

news@abc6.com

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Smithfield Police Department is advising the public to be aware of a concerning phone scam.

According to a post on their Facebook page, the fraudulent caller has been calling Smithfield residents, and disguising their phone number with that of the Smithfield Town Hall.

The scammer then attempts to coerce payment for an unpaid bill over the phone.

Police advise to not send any payment over the phone to anyone.

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