Hanna RCMP are advising motorists to be on the look out for gas money scammers.

"Essentially what's happening is people are flagging down other motorists," continued Corporal Trent Sperlie of the Hanna RCMP. "They're saying, 'We are low on gas. We've run out of gas. Listen, I do have this jewellery. I'm willing to sell it to you at a reduced rate just to get some gas money so I can get going.'"sperlie1Cpl Trent Sperlie

This isn't the first time Hanna and it's areas have experienced a scam like this. Cpl Sperlie said that several months ago Hanna experienced something similar.

"People will feel sorry for these folks that are stranded on the sides of these highways. They will purchase the gold, give them money and think they're getting a great deal while getting these people on their way," the Corporal explained. "When they really look into the gold after, it's worthless. It's costume jewellery."

Sperlie says that if you really think someone needs help with gas and you have it in you, don't fall for buying something from them, just get them some gas, if possible, and move on.

"If it sounds too good to be true and it sounds like your getting a great deal; it probably is too good to be true," he finished. "There are other ways to truly help motorists on the side of the road. If they truly need gas, take them to the gas station and get them some gas."

The Hanna RCMP don't have descriptions of these individuals but are instructing that you use your common sense if ever approached by an individual matching these behaviors.

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