Eco-Depot, Mattress sale and a Scam alert: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this weekend

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BHS Mattress sale

The third annual Burrillville High School mattress sale fundraiser to benefit the BHS boys basketball and football teams will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Levy Ice Rink. Save up to 50 percent off retail prices on brand new, name brand mattresses in all sizes while helping out local sports teams.

Eco-Depot

The town of Burrillville will hold an Eco-Depot Hazardous Waste collection and shred event on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shredding is limited to one box per person and no appointment is needed for shredding.An appointment is required to drop of hazardous household waste To schedule, call RIRRC at 942-1430 ext. 241.

No appointment is needed to drop off hazardous e-waste and items accepted free of charge include computers, tvs, monitors, tablets, routers, cell phones, mice keyboards, inkjet printers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, network equipment, wires, stereos, stereo equipment, cameras, microwaves, telephones, small household appliances, and acid lead batteries.

Items accepted for a $10 fee include ink jet printers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and other coolant containing devices.

For questions or proper disposal information visit burrillville.org/refuse or contact Refuse & Recycling at ahall@burrillville.org or 568-4440 ext. 12.

Out of your mind

Lon Cerel presents Out of Your Mind at the Assembly Theatre Saturday night starting at 7:30 p.m., an intimate evening of comedy and mind reading. Expect a night full of laughter and surprises. This adults only performance costs $15.

‘Charismatic’ Comedy Magic

On Sunday, discover Emmy-nominated entertainer Matt Roberts for a Charismatic Comedy Magic with clean comedy and astonishing illusions with a performance starting at 2 p.m.. Tickets for preferred seating, center stage rows A & B cost $30, and C & F cost $25. General admission is $20, or $15 for children 5 and under.

Scam alert

The Rhode Island Tax Administrator is reminding taxpayers, businesses, and tax professionals to be on guard against a scam from someone who calls on the phone, claiming to be from the Rhode Island Division of Taxation.

In one version of the scam, the caller tells those answering the phone that they must call a certain phone number. At that point, a request is made for the person’s money, personal information, home access, or some combination.

“Taxpayers – including individuals and businesses – need to be aware that this sort of phone call is a scam,” said Tax Administrator Neena Savage. “The caller, under false pretenses, probably wants to gain access to your home or your office to obtain personal information, money, or both. If you receive this sort of call, don’t provide any information. Write down the caller’s name and contact
information, if available. Then hang up and contact the appropriate agency to let them know what
happened.”

If you receive this sort of call through a recorded message – either the call itself is a pre-recorded message, or a message is left on your voicemail – do not respond to it.

At least two Rhode Islanders recently contacted Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha’s Consumer Protection Unit about the scam. Although the scam itself is not new, the latest calls serve as a reminder for individuals and businesses to be vigilant, Savage said.

In another version of the scam, people leave you a voicemail indicating that they are from the Rhode Island Division of Taxation calling about a problem with your tax return. They then request that you call them back immediately. Never return such a phone call with either the phone number that appears on the caller ID or the phone number left on the voicemail, Savage said.

“If someone calls out of the blue, claiming to be from the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, simply hang up. If you receive a voicemail out of the blue from someone claiming to be from the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, do not call them back,” Savage said.

Report the scam to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit by calling (401) 274-4400 or emailing: consumers@riag.ri.gov.

And for a bonus ‘thing’

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there. We hope you enjoy the weekend!

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