Collingwood Resident Verified Info Before Falling For Phone Scam

Caller Claimed To Be OPP Looking for Bail Money

A phone scam almost worked on a Collingwood resident, if it weren’t for a call to the kids. A resident the other day got a call from someone claiming to be from the OPP, advising the victim’s son has been arrested and bail needs to be paid. The caller said they’d call back shortly and provide info on how to wire bail money, but before that happened, the victim called their son. That’s when the scam was discovered and the real police contacted.