Olds RCMP Warn Public of Jewellery Scam

June 21, 2024

For Immediate Release 

Sent from the Town of Olds on behalf of the RCMP


Olds RCMP Warn Public of Jewellery Scam


June 20, 2024  Olds, Alta. - Olds RCMP would like to make the public aware of possible gold scams taking place in the local area.

Suspects have been known to approach people in parking lots, gas stations, or other public locations typically offering “gold jewellery” for sale, that can be given as gifts, or offer to trade for fuel. The jewellery is not genuine and is offered at very low prices. The suspects often say that they have lost their bank card and are unable to access funds to continue their trip and can, on occasion, be aggressive when approaching people when offering the items for sale. Suspects are typically driving newer rental vehicles, possibly domestic model SUV’s or high-end German type vehicles (e.g.: Audi, Mercedes, etc.), and sometimes will have children with them. These suspects may also be involved in the sale of stolen perfumes & colognes.


These types of incidents can be considered fraud or false pretences and are criminal offences. If you are approached by someone trying to sell gold jewellery, avoid getting involved and call your local police right away to report the incident. If possible, please provide any licence plate numbers or any photos of the involved suspects or vehicles to help with the investigation.


If you have information regarding frauds within Olds, please contact Olds RCMP at 403-556-3324. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at https://link.edgepilot.com/s/f5ce5f0d/pYLNFQhlrEqUTuIUsAbRdA?u=http://www.p3tips.com/ or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.






Media Contact:

S/Sgt. Warren Wright

Detachment Commander

Olds RCMP Detachment

(403) 556-3324