OPP warns drivers to be aware of roadside gas scam spreading into Muskoka
If someone offers you jewellery for gas money it’s likely a scam.
West Parry Sound OPP recently had a complaint about a driver getting flagged down on Highway 400. The driver told officers a man asked him for gas money in exchange for jewellery. The driver refused and called the OPP immediately afterwards. Police say they are still on the lookout for three suspects who were driving a black SUV.
This follows recent reports of incidents in Toronto where drivers claimed to be flagged down on the 401 by scammers using the similar tactics.
The OPP says if this happens to you, don’t fall for it because the jewellery will likely be fake.