Fake jewellery for gas money latest area scam, police say

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SD&G – The latest scam in the area is people pretending to be stranded motorists, pawning off fake jewellery in exchange for gas money.

SD&G O.P.P. say one case happened on Headline Road in South Stormont on Monday last week, where the victim gave cash for jewellery, only to find out the items were fakes.

“The suspects will try to pressure you into purchasing their products or provide a story of financial heartache. Be extremely cautious!” the O.P.P. said in a release today.

The police are giving you tips to be wary, including:

  • Never made a deal outside a business
  • Trust your instincts. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Do not provide your personal information

Find more information on the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center website by clicking here and call them at 1-888-495-8501 if you’ve been a victim.