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Kamloops Mounties warn of jewelry scam

If the deal is too good to be true, it probably is
Fake ring
The fake ring that two men are scamming locals with. (via Kamloops RCMP)

If someone approached you on the street offering to sell an 18-karat gold ring for just $60, you might think that deal is too good to be true.

Kamloops RCMP is warning citizens that, yes, it is.

Police have received reports of two men of South Asian descent approaching people in town, offering to sell them an "18k ring" for $60. But once the ring is taken for appraisal, it turns out to be worthless.

“It is not advisable to buy jewelry from someone on the street,” said Cpl. Jodi Shelkie in a press release. “Look for jewelry at a retail store. If you do decide to buy privately, have the jewelry assessed for value by a professional before paying for it.” 

If you see two men selling rings, Kamloops RCMP asks you get the licence plate number of their vehicle and call 250-828-3000.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.