The OPP is reminding the public that if you get a call or email from someone asking for help, check to confirm it’s legitimate before sending money. The move follows an incident of fraud in North Grenville.

Officers were notified on Thursday that a resident was scammed out of $9,000. The fraudster, claiming to be the victim’s grandson, said he was in an ‘at fault’ collision and needed money for legal expenses.    

The OPP says asking questions that would be hard for an imposter to answer correctly is one way to protect yourself. Officers also recommend contacting the person who they claim to be directly.