OPP say a scam that involves the exchange of false jewellery for money is circulating in the area, but with a twist.
While most reports of this type of scam have been reported along the 401 corridor, a Brighton resident says he was approached in his driveway, by a man who claimed he had lost his wallet and needed $200 to get his family back home to Windsor.
The man gave the victim a ring and necklace in exchange for the cash and asked that it not be sold, saying he would come back for it.
The pair exchanged phone numbers before the suspect left and when trying to call that number later in the evening, the victim found it was fake.
Police say they’re trying to put the word out about the scam so people don’t give away their hard earned money to fraudsters.
If you have any information about the scam, or you’ve been defrauded in a similar fashion, police say you should report that to Crimestoppers.