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Red Deer RCMP warn public of jewellery scam

Red Deer RCMP says there has been an increase in gold scams in the area. (Contributed photo)

There has been an increase in gold scams in the area, says Red Deer RCMP.

“Suspects have approached people in parking lots, gas stations, or other public locations typically offering ‘gold jewellery’ for sale, as gifts, or offer to trade for gas,” RCMP said on Thursday.

“The jewellery is not genuine and is offered at very low prices. The suspects often say that they have lost their bank card and are unable to access funds to continue their trip. Suspects are typically driving newer rental vehicles and sometimes have children with them.”

These types of incidents can be considered fraud or false pretences and are criminal offences, RCMP noted.

“If you are approached by someone trying to sell gold jewellery, avoid getting involved and call your local police right away to report the incident. If possible, please provide any licence plate numbers or any photos of suspects or vehicles to help with the investigation.”

Anyone who has information regarding frauds within Red Deer is asked to contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-406-2200. To remain anonymous, people can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at or by using the P3 Tips app.

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Sean McIntosh

About the Author: Sean McIntosh

Sean joined the Red Deer Advocate team in the summer of 2017. Originally from Ontario, he worked in a small town of 2,000 in Saskatchewan for seven months before coming to Central Alberta.
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