In­ter­net scam warn­ing

The Peterborough Examiner - - NEWS -

City of Kawartha Lakes OPP are warn­ing the pub­lic about an in­ter­net scam cir­cu­lat­ing in the area.

The scam uses a buy and sell so­cial me­dia site, Const. Car­rie Lan­ning stated, al­though she did not spec­ify which one.

A City of Kawartha Lakes res­i­dent has re­ported mak­ing an agree­ment to buy a pair of name brand boots through the site, po­lice said.

The res­i­dent paid a de­posit and the re­main­der was to be paid upon de­liv­ery of the prod­uct, po­lice said.

The de­posit was paid by e-trans­fer.

The prod­uct was never de­liv­ered, po­lice said. The buyer at­tempted to con­tact the seller and now the seller has not re­turned any of these mes­sages, po­lice said.

City of Kawartha Lakes OPP are in­ves­ti­gat­ing and are look­ing to speak with any other res­i­dents that may have been vic­tims of the scam. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can call Lan­ning at the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP de­tach­ment at 705-324-6741.

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