A woman, who has only been described as ‘strange’ is attempting to scam Virgin Gorda residents, offering them groceries on behalf of Ninth District Representative Vincent Wheatley, in exchange for money.
Wheatley said, to his knowledge, the woman targeted a female resident early this morning.
“A woman called me this morning and said, ‘Mr Wheatley, I have to pay for the stuff you send me?’,” the Ninth District Representative said in an interview with BVI News on Monday.
During further inquiries, Wheatley said the unnamed sister island resident who was target told him: “Yes, a woman show up here with a bag of stuff saying it came from you and demanding money.”
He said the female, however, refused to pay so the strange woman left.
“It’s a scam. I don’t know what they are up to or where they get the stuff from so that’s why I put people on alert. Everybody know how I just operate, if I send you something, I send you something I don’t ask no money for it. Now I don’t know who already pay, but this one woman called to verify. I don’t know if it was the first case,” he said.
He then urged residents to be on their guard. And if this stranger targets them, Wheatley said they should take a picture of the individual and report the matter to the Virgin Gorda Police Station.
Likewise, if other persons were targeted in the past, they should report the matter as well, he urged.
“It is wrong. You cannot take advantage of people in a crisis,” he argued.
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