Tiverton police are looking for a local couple who allegedly used their children in a phony fundraising scam.
Tiverton police say a local couple has had their three children going door-to-door asking for donations for school. The scam started about two months ago, according to Tiverton Police Chief Thomas Blakey.
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said Rhode Islanders are still getting scammed by people claiming to be from National Grid and demanding payments. A warning issued earlier this month has failed to stop the predators.
National Grid is warning customers of a new nationwide utility bill scam.
Over the past several days National Grid electric customers have received phone calls from people claiming to work for the utility. The scammers demand payment on past-due bills and threaten customers with a shut-off of service. Occasionally, the caller also tells customers they have a faulty meter that will need to be replaced for a substantial fee.
Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph Mollis is warning local businesses about a scam. A letter that appears to come from the state asks businesses to fill out a form and pay a $125 document fee. The notification claims to be coming from the “Rhode Island Corporate Compliance” office. Secretary of State Ralph Mollis says this letter is not legitimate.
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