Quesnel RCMP has issued a fraud warning to residents in the community.
Investigators say a scam artist has been targeting people that have posted classified ads “in search of” something either online or in print.
The suspect contacts the person who has posted the ad and requests a meeting to view or discuss the item in he claims to have.
He then meets with the ad poster and tells them he will only produce the item or provide the service after first receiving partial payment.
In other cases, the fraudster says his truck has broken down and he needs money to fix it before he can deliver the product.
Quesnel Mounties say you shouldn’t provide any money to someone until you’ve received an item or service agreed upon in a classified ad.
Anyone approached by a male using these or similar scam tactics should contact Quesnel RCMP.