DRPS is asking members of the public to be mindful of a recent increase in cell phone scams in Durham Region.
Investigators at DRPS have seen an increase in these scams after victims respond to ads listed on online markets. After paying approximately $1,200-$1,400, the victim will be sent phones that are completely sealed in a box. Upon opening the box, the phone is discovered to be fake.
Residents are being asked to be cautious when purchasing items from individuals on online market places.