New scam making the rounds in the area

Police are warning the public about a scam that has been reported in the Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough areas recently.

According to the OPP, a resident in the Peterborough area recently listed a snowblower for sale online with an asking price of $550.

“The suspect, utilizing a fake telephone number and email address, contacted the complainant and an agreement regarding the sale of the snowblower was reached,” reads a media release.

“The suspect proceeded to email the complainant a cheque for $1,300 that was to be printed and deposited. The suspect provided the name of a shipping company and advised the complainant to pay them with the remaining funds to ship the snow blower. The complainant attended a local bank and was advised by a teller that the cheque was fraudulent.”

The complainant did not lose any money police but wanted to make the public aware of this scam, police noted.

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