Halifax Regional Police have received complaints about an advertisement which appeared on an Internet classified site seeking female models on behalf of a business and requesting interested people to submit pictures of themselves.
It has been learned that the man behind the ad does not represent any business and the HRP/RCMP Financial Crime Unit is investigating.
Police recommend that caution be used when sending pictures and or personal information to an unknown source. And when meeting an unknown person, police offer the following safety tips:
- Select a busy public place to meet.
- Try to arrange the meeting during the day and not late at night.
- If meeting to purchase an expensive item, don’t carry cash. Arrange to view item first then get the money
- Take someone with you.
Halifax Regional Police encourage citizens to contact police if they have feel they have been a victim of a fraudulent advertisement.