Fraudsters may be operating in the community of Fraser Lake, RCMP said in a press release, issued Dec. 7.
Fraser Lake RCMP said they have received several complaints of possible fraudulent activity.
“It has been reported that people have been approached on the street by individuals requesting money for gas and food. The individuals will offer jewelry in return for cash. On most reported occasions, it has been a male and female claiming to be from out of town and need money to return home,” said the news release.
RCMP said the jewelry had no markings except the rings, which have a number signifying the karat of gold. However, the purchasers later found the jewelry to be fake.
The suspects are believed to be travelling in a black Kia SUV; however, no plate number was obtained. The suspects did state that they needed money to return home to Ontario.
RCMP said there is no evidence to suggest that the property is stolen. They are encouraging the public to be aware if approached by someone offering to sell you something and to report any suspicious behavior to the police.
Anyone with information on this is asked to call the Fraser Lake RCMP at 250 699-7777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.