Police warn of highway scam

Police are advising motorists to be wary of persons posing as vendors and operating along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, but who are engaged in an extortion scam.

A statement by the Police Service said reports reaching police indicate that persons engaged in the scam, create a situation, where their vending carts make contact with the vehicle of an unsuspecting motorist.

The scam artiste thereafter accuses the motorist of causing damage to his cart and proceeds under threat to extort money from the motorist.

Police are advising motorists that in the event an accident has occurred in the manner as described, a report should be made to the nearest police station.

The TTPS is also advising against any private arrangement to settle.

It says persons who may have fallen victim to this highway scam are urged to come forward and make a report to the police.

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