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Appleton Police: Fake gold scam has resurfaced

Officials say to be wary of people selling gold jewelry in order to get gas money to return home
Appleton Police are warning of a resurfaced scam in the area involving fake gold.
Appleton Police are warning of a resurfaced scam in the area involving fake gold.(Appleton Police Department)
Published: Jul. 5, 2020 at 12:57 PM CDT
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APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - Appleton Police are warning community neighbors to be wary of an old scam which has resurfaced in the area involving fake gold.

According to police, the scam begins with someone asking for money to get gas so they can get home.

When the person is denied money, they then offer to sell a gold necklace, ring and/or bracelet they are wearing, or that a passenger has on.

Police say a lot of the gold pieces have had a 18K stamp on them, but when verified, it aren’t gold.

If you see this suspicious activity, you’re asked to report it to the Appleton Police Department, or your local law enforcement agency.

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