VICTIM LOSES $4-GRAND TO SCAM: CLASSIC CARS STOLEN FROM HOUGTON BARN
3/13/2018 7:07:40 AM
Police are warning residents to be vigilant to unsolicited calls after one person lost four-thousand dollars worth of Apple gift cards in a phone scam.
Police say a homeowner received a phone call on Friday claiming their son was in custody following a car accident and needed four-thousand dollars to get him out on bail.
The payment was requested in Apple gift cards, which the homeowner purchased, sharing the identification number with the caller.
The person called police after realizing that their son had not been in jail and was not involved in any accidents
Meanwhile, the OPP is looking for two classic cars, and a tractor reported stolen from a barn in Houghton.
Investigators say a grey 1971 Chevrolet Nova, a yellow 1971 Dodge Demon and a 2005 John Deere tractor were stolen during a break-and-enter sometime in late February or early March.
They say several tool boxes and a hockey bag were also stolen.
Police are looking for a suspicious vehicle they say was found near the scene.
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