The Chatham-Kent Police continues to receive complaints from citizens regarding fraudulent emails.

Police officials say the latest one asked the recipient to buy three $100 iTunes gift cards for a colleague who was currently undergoing surgery.

“The author asked the recipient to send pictures of the gift cards showing the sixteen digit pin on the back,” police said in a media release.

“The author advised they couldn’t buy the gift cards as they were travelling, but assured the recipient that they would pay them back upon their return.”

Luckily, the recipient recognized this as a fraudulent email and did not buy the gift cards.

Polie say if you receive a similar email, please delete it immediately and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at