Scam Phone Calls


Kawartha Lakes police say some Lindsay residents have been getting suspicious phone calls from a person posing as a police officer.  The caller identifies himself as a police constable and claims to be investigating a criminal matter.  
The caller then demands money be forwarded to him or he will arrest and charge the victim.  
Police say the scammers can be sneaky and very convincing and are targeting students to retirees.
Police remind the community to be on their guard when receiving calls from anyone requesting personal or financial information, payments through gift-cards or e-transfers or who threatens you if you do not comply with their demands.