A woman a man both defrauded in separate incidents.
A Port Hope woman was defrauded out of money after she began an “on line” relationship. The woman was conversing with a man in October 2019 who after a few weeks convinced her to send money under the pretext she was investing in a resort. The woman did some research and concluded the resort was legitimate and sent money via e-transfer. The elaborate scam had the woman texting someone purporting to be a lawyer all under the guise that they were all involved in this project. It was determined by the woman later
November 7, 2019 - PHPS
On October 29th, 2019, a resident was flagged down at the Toronto Road exit by a male stating he ran out of gas, his wife was pregnant and that he was trying to get home to Ottawa Ontario. The male asked for money and in return he offered a gold necklace, and gold ring. After receiving $180.00 dollars cash the male left the area. It was later determined the jewellery was fake.
Port Hope Police responded to the same type of incident in May 2019. In that incident the two males were described as middle eastern operating a silver BMW X5.
October 31, 2019 - PHPS