Nelson Police out with scam warning

Nelson police are out with a warning about a new scam in the community.

Yesterday, a Nelson resident got a phone call from an unidentified caller, who claimed he was representing the Nelson Police Department.

The caller claimed he was doing a Canada wide call out to raise money for the kids in Nelson...and seeking donations of between 2 and 5-hundred dollars to help this cause.

Fortunately the victim realized it was a scam and didn't give any money.

Police want residents to be aware that the scam is making it's rounds, and for residents to be diligent when receiving unsolicited calls.