Hydro One wants locals to know of a new scam going around the area.

Officials say individuals are sending the public counterfeit cheques which appear payable by Hydro One Telecom.

They say the sender typically builds a relationship with the victim over the phone, and then asks them to cash the cheque and wire transfer the money.

Doing this, will result in a financial loss for the victim.

Hydro One wants people to remember if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

With files from Derek Sutton.