Residents Warned of Scammer Going Door-to-Door in Mississauga
A Mississauga city councillor is warning residents to be aware of a potential scammer who is reportedly going to door-to-door in a busy neighbourhood.
Ward 2 Councillor Karen Ras recently took to social media to warn Lorne Park residents to be aware of a woman who is allegedly soliciting money from people who live in the area.
“In the last few weeks, residents have raised concerns regarding an individual travelling through the neighbourhood and soliciting residents for money, typically in the late evening and early morning hours,” Ras wrote on her Facebook page.
Delivering notices this afternoon in the Queen St/Lorne Oark Rd area warning ppl of woman knocking on doors late at night asking for $ for a cab to go see her sick father in hospital. Don’t give $ or open door to strangers.— Karen Ras for Ward 2 (@RasWard2) November 4, 2018
According to Ras, this individual goes door to door, claiming to be a neighbour and giving an address from a nearby street.
Ras says the individual claims they have received word that a family member has been taken to hospital and requests $40 for a taxi ride to go see them.
The person reportedly promises to repay the loan.
Ras says Peel police are aware of the issue and have told residents to not open their doors to strangers and not provide any money to this individual as it motivates them to continue.
“While technically this activity is not illegal, it does cause residents to feel uneasy and can be alarming,” Ras says.
Police have asked that residents be on the lookout for a female who is approximately 40-50 years of age. Police say the suspect is approximately 5’6” - 5’8” in height and 150 pounds with shoulder length dull blonde or light brown wavy hair.
She is said to speak in a slow, monotone way, with no discernible accent, and was last seen wearing a tracksuit/sweatsuit with a coat.
If you come into contact or see this individual please contact Peel Regional Police at
(905) 453-3311 or 9-1-1 if you feel you are in immediate danger.
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