Ontario Provincial Police are alerting motorists about a scam being run along the Highway 401 through the Greater Toronto Area.The OPP told 680News they have had five incidents so far this year, in which a driver pulled over on the side of the driveway and waved down a motorist for help.
The person claims to have car troubles and asks to borrow money, sometimes offering jewellery in exchange for cash. Police said the jewellery is fake.
Some Good Samaritans have lost as much as $2,000.
The OPP is reminding motorists that while it’s good to help fellow drivers, you should never hand over cash to anyone you don’t know.