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.