Upper Ottawa Valley OPP wants you to be on the lookout for a new phone scam in the area.

According to OPP Constable Shawn Peever, the new scam sees people being called and told they are the subject of a law-suit. Peever says you should always verify who you’re talking to on the phone, and know the signs of a scammer.

Peever also says if you’re the subject of a fraud, you should call police.

When in doubt, Peever says the easiest way to avoid a phone scam is to just hang up and end the call. You can also call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Agency in North Bay at 1-888-495-8501.