OPP warns car rally scam targets high school students

The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning young people AND their parents about a dangerous “game” being played by some across parts of Renfrew County.

Students from multiple schools in the area have been participating in an ongoing activity they describe as a “car rally”. Parents have been led to believe it is some type of fund-raising activity.

In reality the young participants, who range in age from 14-19, pay money to an organizer and perform a series of tasks as a competition. Some of these tasks are potentially dangerous, indecent and/or illegal. The tasks are recorded on video, and it should be noted that sharing videos such as these, involving young people, could potentially result in criminal charges.

Members of the OPP will be out watching for any suspicious activity.

Anyone with information regarding this serious matter should contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously to Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.valleytips.ca.

Savard,C.,OPP East Region(2021,Oct.8) UOV OPP WARNS OF YOUNG PEOPLE PLAYING A DANGEROUS “GAME” [media release]

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