The Middlesex County OPP says it’s investigating a report of what it calls a ‘Hitman’ scam.
Police say a concerned resident reported someone called them threatening they would hurt the resident unless they paid them.
The resident says they were also sent email says someone had been hired to carry out the ‘operation’.
The OPP says it’s staying on top of cases of fraud and extortion in the area.
Police say the hitman scam is a big concern due to the urgency and fear it causes victims to feel.
The OPP says the best thing to do is call police or report a potential scam to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.