KCSO: If it's too good to be true - it's not true

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

From the King County Sheriff's Office


On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 a man thought he had stumbled on a great deal. The suspect, driving a black Charger, approached the victim in the parking lot of a Shoreline grocery store and explained he had just moved here from California and needed money, so he was selling a jewelry collection.

The jewelry appeared to be gold, and the victim thought he could get a great deal while helping out someone in need. So, he purchased the jewelry for $500 cash.

The next day the victim went to a pawn shop, only to learn that all of the jewelry he had purchased was fake.

Remember to be very cautious buying anything from a stranger, especially jewelry. If the deal seems to go to be true, it probably is.

Another parking lot scam: "I'm out of gas and don't have any money." The grifter points to a car with kids in it. When one person replied that they had no cash on them, the grifter helpfully offered to accompany them to a nearby cash machine.



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