ELLENVILLE — Village police are warning of a new phone scam involving a fake chimney-cleaning company.

Police Chief Phil Mattracion said at least four people in Ellenville have been contacted by the company, which goes by the name All-Purpose Chimney Cleaners. The fake company asks for money, pretending the heating oil provider has referred them.

Mattracion said the scam has targeted senior citizens, and at least one person sent a $1,700 check to the scam artists before his son stopped payment on it. Anyone who receives a call should contact local police immediately.