Be Aware of Fake Jewelry Scam, Police Warn

By Brian Schultz

Winnipeg Police CrestA new scam involving costume jewelry being passed off as authentic comes with a warning from Winnipeg police.

Police say they have received complaints over the past two weeks from people who have been approached to purchase jewelry. After the transaction is complete, the victims have discovered the jewelry is fake.

Police suggest consumers review “The Little Black Book of Scams” — a publication from the Competition Bureau of Canada — to make themselves aware of this scam and others.

Anyone who has fallen victim to such scams should report the matter in person at any police station.

Police warned of a similar scam in December.