RCMP Alberta - Airdrie RCMP are warning the public of multiple groups who are travelling throughout Alberta conducting gold jewellery scams. Male and female suspects have approached people in parking lots, gas stations, or other public locations. The suspects typically offer fake gold jewellery for sale, as gifts, or offer to trade for gas. The jewellery is not genuine and is offered at very low prices. The suspects often provide a story such as having a broken or lost 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.
There have been 12 reported incidents in Airdrie between the dates of May 25 and June 13, 2018. These types of incidents can be considered fraud or false pretences and are criminal offences.
Airdrie RCMP are advising the public to report similar incidents and to remain aware of ever-changing fraudulent scams.
If you have information about these incidents, please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).