Police warn of ’emergency’ scam after mother conned out of $6,000

scam alert

PICTON, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police are warning of an “emergency” scam that cost a mother from Picton, Ont., $6,000.

Police say the woman recently received a frantic phone call from a man claiming to be her son.

He told her he was in jail after a serious motor vehicle collision.

Police say the call was then turned over to someone claiming to be a lawyer.

The alleged lawyer told her to deposit $6,000 into an account to facilitate her son’s release.

After complying, the woman made contact with her son, who told he was not in trouble.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here