According to ALERT’s Criminal Intelligence Service Alberta (CISA), there has been a prevalence of gold scams and distraction thefts happening in the province of Alberta since the end of February 2020.
The majority of reported cases are in Edmonton and Calgary, but some cases took place in smaller communities such as Drumheller and Medicine Hat.
What are gold scams?
Suspects will approach you in parking lots of grocery stores or gas stations to try to sell you fake jewelry or gold.
What are distraction thefts?
Suspects will approach you offering you money they say you dropped and use the opportunity to steal items of value or money from you.
Stay alert and don’t fall for these types of scams and thefts!
Word of the Day:
Prevalence: the fact of being common or happening frequently