Medicine Hat, Alberta – The Medicine Hat Police Service received a complaint of a fake gold/ jewellery scam on July 9, 2020. The most recent victim was approached by persons of Middle Eastern descent, who advise the victim that they were selling legitimate gold and silver jewelry valued at $60,000, for a substantially reduced amount. The victim of the fraud later learn that the gold is worthless, but only after having lost a substantial amount of money.
This most recent incident was reported in the Flats area of Medicine Hat, but previous complaints have been received in the parking lots of local shopping areas. The accused was observed driving a newer model light green Chevrolet Equinox. A similar scam has been reported in other communities across Alberta and Saskatchewan in recent months.
The MHPS would again like to remind the public that these types of crimes are frequent within our community. The suspects are very compelling and will have believable stories regarding the nature of the gold. The most practical advice when dealing with similar occurrences is, that if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation can call the MHPS at 403-529-8481 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Medicine Hat Police Service
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