If it seems too good to be true...


2021-04-07 14:36 PDT

File # 2021-6456

Langley RCMP Strike Force arrested an Ontario man after he allegedly sold fake gold jewelry to an unsuspecting ‘customer’.

The scene keeps repeating itself like a bad movie in various jurisdictions throughout the Lower Mainland. The suspect offers his tale of woe to anyone who will listen. It varies from time to time but the general gist is; he lost his wallet, he has no money and has gold he would like to exchange for cash. The ‘victim’ thinks he is getting an amazing deal and turns over a large sum of money.

Three instances with similar circumstances to the above have been reported in Langley over the last two months. There have been significantly more across the Lower Mainland.

The 23-year-old man from Ontario was released from custody to appear in Surrey Provincial Court in July of this year.
Langley RCMP offers this warning… If it seems too good to be true, it likely is. Don’t allow yourself to be persuaded to make a purchase in this type of situation. Exercise due diligence. Have a professional look at the jewelry prior to the purchase. Keep the money in YOUR bank account. If you see this type of exchange taking place, report the occurrence to the police of jurisdiction immediately.

Released by

Cpl. Holly Largy

Media Relations Officer
Langley RCMP Detachment - "Connected with our Community"
langley.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
22180 - 48A Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 8B7
Office: 604-532-3231
Cell: 778-991-7932
Fax: 604-532-3239

Email: holly.largy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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