Residents are now being warned by local police to stay alert as multiple Ontario COVID-19 scams continue to occur across the province. In the latest update, multiple police officials are warning that some scammers are even dressing up as officers in an attempt to make money from the pandemic. Some of these scammers have even handed out fake social distancing tickets.\nIn a statement from York Regional Police, they warn residents to be on the lookout for fake officers who ask you to pay for a social distancing ticket right away.\nThey warn that no officer would ever demand payment for these fines upfront.\n"Fraudsters are impersonating police officers or government officials and pretending to impose COVID-19 fines, then asking the victim to pay on the spot," read the statement.\n"No legitimate official will ask for immediate payment," it concluded.\nHowever, it's not just York Region that is seeing this problem.\nAccording to the Peterborough Police's website, the city has also spotted the same issue.\n"Fraudsters posing as police have been imposing on-the-spot fines to consumers wearing masks," it read.\nOn top of that, OPP West Region also announced that they were on the lookout for a suspect who was accused of pulling people over in the Wellington, Ontario area and pretending to be a police officer.\nInvestigators with our Financial Crimes Unit have been busy looking into reports of various scams related to #COVID19 . Sadly fraudsters are always looking for new ways to get your money and personal information. Here's a list of scams to watch out for. @canantifraud pic.twitter.com/aOaVhHNumS— York Regional Police (@YRP) April 15, 2020\nThe suspect was reportedly asking drivers to show proof of their essential worker status.\n"A suspect pulled over a driver last week to ask about 'essential worker' status, which the OPP does NOT do," says the tweet."Call 911 if you believe the person who pulled you over is not a police officer."\n#WellingtonOPP are looking for someone impersonating a police officer. A suspect pulled over a driver last week to ask about “essential worker” status, which the OPP does NOT do. Call 911 if you believe the person who pulled you over is not a police officer. ^cr pic.twitter.com/2ggXIiLBrY— OPP West Region (@OPP_WR) April 22, 2020\nHowever, this is only one of the many scams that police have been reporting over the past few months.\nBack in March, police were also warning residents to be on the lookout for scammers who were going door to door in Toronto to sell fake COVID-19 testing kits.\nOther reports have also included phishing emails or texts with suspicious links, as well as offers to deliver groceries and then asking for credit card information, according to the Toronto Police website.