TUMBLER RIDGE, BC -- Police in Tumbler Ridge are warning the public about contractor fraud.

RCMP say they are investigating several incidents which involve an out-of-town contractor who asks locals for payment before the work is done. The contractor then cuts off all communication once they receive the money.

Mounties say they have identified several victims, but believe there are more who have yet to come forward.

If you are a victim, or if you have any information about this case, police are asking you to contact them at the Tumbler Ridge detachment at (250) 242-5252.