OPP continue to receive complaints from motorists who have stopped to assist individuals posing as stranded motorists, offering to exchange gold jewelry for cash.

If you’re travelling outside of the county on the 400 series highways, watch out for scammers parked at the side of the road, on ramps or in parking lots, posing as a stranded motorist visiting the area or country.

The scammers will say they need money for fuel or emergency repairs and have lost their wallet. Typically well dressed, they will offer expensive looking gold jewelry for cash, which victims have come to realize, is fake.

The OPP urges motorists to be cautious and offer to contact roadside assistance, and then leave the location.

Anyone with information should contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.