This is the most Canadian thing you'll see today by far — Quebec police are warning the public that scammers are selling fake hockey cards for hundreds of dollars online.
The Quebec City police service (SPVQ) says that fraudsters are taking advantage of the most recent NHL first-round draft pick Alexis Lafrenière's likeness, selling cards from a pee-wee tournament he played in 2013.
The thing is, no card company has ever produced an Alexis Lafrenière pee-wee tournament card from that year.
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Lafrenière was drafted 1st overall in this summer's NHL draft, which has put a premium price on his merchandise. As the first Quebec-born player to go 1st overall in almost 20 years, his popularity in la belle province is at an all-time high.
The SPVQ says that the cards are being sold "for over $100" in some cases and have made an appearance on eBay.
"No Alexis Lafrenière hockey card had been produced by the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament when it participated in 2013," said the SPVQ in a statement.
The SPVQ has dispatched its fraud unit to launch an investigation into the matter.
Anyone with information on these fraudulent hockey cards can call 418-641-AGIR (2447).