Playstation 5 – Police warn of local PlayStation 5 scam
Guelph Police report that earlier this week a Pickering man posted an advertisement on a popular buy and sell website looking to purchase a PlayStation 5.
On Wednesday man received a test message from a person offering to sell him the PlayStation. They reached an agreement and the male sent them a $500 email money transfer as a deposit.
On Thursday the man attended to a residence located near the intersection of Harvard Road and Rickson Avenue in the City of Guelph, as instructed to pick up the PlayStation. Once he realized it was a scam, he contacted the Guelph Police for assistance.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Const. Laura Bernhardt at 519-824-1212 ext. 7366, email her at email@example.com, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.