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Twitter Presto card scam

If you spot discounted Presto cards for sale on Twitter, don’t fall for it, it could be a scam.

Metrolinx is warning buyers to avoid social media advertisements after a rise in Presto card scams on websites like Craigslist and Kijiji and other social media sites.

Scammers try to sell the transit card that services the Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa areas by offering discounts on cards valued at hundreds of dollars. The scam requires a meeting in person so the buyer can see the card’s value at a Presto machine and soon after cash is exchanged, the scammer will cancel the card and freeze the money, keeping the cash.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.