Police warn of ‘gold’ jewellery scam operating in Exeter city centre

Police are warning Exeter city centre shoppers of a jewellery scam where ‘gold’ is offered for a low price.

Officers said scammers were in the city centre on Wednesday (August 26), approaching passers-by, offering cheaply-priced gold-coloured necklaces or rings, encouraging victims to try them on while attempting to remove and take their personal jewellery.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who is approached in the same way, by calling 101.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Victims are approached by strangers and offered gold-coloured jewellery, described as gold, for a low price.

“Additionally, suspects may attempt to put necklaces or rings on victims and remove other personal jewellery in the process.”

If you experience the scam, report it to police at the time on 101, or contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

For more Devon and Cornwall Police fraud advice see here.


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