On 10/5/18 the RHPD received a call from Citizens Bank on the Silas Deane Highway reporting that a woman handed a teller a note stating that her son had been kidnapped. Upon arrival of RHPD Officers we located the woman speaking on her cellular phone with a person who stated he had kidnapped her son and was demanding that she withdraw a sum of money or her son would be killed. The caller appeared to know limited personal information about the victim’s son, but enough to make the call believable to the victim. The caller also put someone on the phone claiming to be the woman’s son who stated that he was in fact kidnapped. Officers assisted the woman with proper guidance to draw further information from the suspect. Through an investigation that included a School Resource Officer from another jurisdiction, it was determined that the victim’s son was present at his school and had not been kidnapped. It was evident at this point that this was a scam call in an attempt to have the victim wire money to the caller. At this point in the investigation, it appears that the caller used a false ( spoofed) phone number and was calling from outside the immediate area, quite possibly outside of the country. Please beware of this type of scam being in our area.