You may heard about the telephone scammers who ask questions with the goal of getting you to answer “Yes”. At least one local Westport resident received such a call on the evening of January 6.

The quick thinking person immediately became suspicious when the “after hours” caller stated that they were with the Ministry of Health and who then proceeded with several closed questions – ones that you have to answer either with a “yes” or “no”. The resident stayed one step ahead of the caller and hung up.

It is not absolutely clear what the purpose of these calls are, but there is certainly some criminal intent. Please be careful. Check your call display before answering your phone. Should you receive a suspicious call, you should report it to the OPP by using their ‘on-line” reporting portal at