Williams Lake RCMP warn about a jewelry scam

RCMP are warning the public about a jewelry scam in Williams Lake on April 15 where a man was asked to help to assist with travel money.

  • Apr. 22, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Williams Lake RCMP are warning the public about a jewelry scam.

On April 15, a male was approached in Williams Lake by another male seeking assistance with travel money to Manitoba.

When the male offered to sell some jewelry in exchange for cash, the good Samaritan took the male up on this offer, an RCMP press release noted.

Unfortunately he discovered too late that the $800 worth of gold jewelry that he purchased were fakes. This scam has been also been used in Kamloops in the last month.

RCMP say the suspect is a darker skinned male driving a light coloured sedan.

The public is reminded not to buy items off of the street.  If it seems too good to be true, chances are that it is.

Any information call the Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392-6211 or Crime stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS (8477).  Crime stoppers also subscribes to web tips at www.bccrimestoppers.com.