October 20, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Guelph police investigating scam that involves 2 people in a fake taxi

Guelph police say a scam that involves two swindlers in a fake taxi hit the Royal City on Saturday evening.

The hustle lures Good Samaritans to pay the fare for the fake passenger in a dispute with the fake cabbie who claims to not be accepting cash.

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Since Saturday, five people have filed complaints with Guelph police, including one victim who had his debit card and $700 stolen.

“One of the males was posing as a passenger and claiming the driver would not accept cash due to the COVID pandemic,” police said.

“The…

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