A jewellery scam which was previously reported in Airdrie four years ago appears to have resurfaced. The scam involves individuals approaching residents and offering to sell gold jewellery, which is not genuine.

Although RCMP noted there were no reports to police in the past month regarding this scam, residents are sharing on local social media groups that some may have encountered the scam around Airdrie. The scam has also prompted a warning from other detachments in Alberta.  

Last week, Red Deer Mounties issued a warning to the public late last week when it was reported that 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. However, police are saying that 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," police added. 

RCMP underlined that these types of incidents can be considered fraud or false pretences and are criminal offences. 

"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."

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