Nelson Police are warning public about a scam in the community

Nelson Police are warning the public about a new scam that has been targeting the area over the past couple of weeks.

Residents using online classified ads for employment have been receiving fake cheques in the mail. 

Once the cheque is obtained, victims of the fraud are asked to electronically forward large sums of money to other people in other cities. 

Police are reminding residents to be mindful of this scam, and if targeted, to call the Canadian Anti Fraud centre or the Nelson Police Department.