Some new scamming activity has scammers ditching the phones for more personal encounters.

A report of someone being sold a fake gold ring last week in the co-op parking lot said it turned the buyers finger green. Another incident was revealed over the weekend in Munson. It looks like scammers are trying to make a quick buck with fake product.

This someone was not reported to the Drumheller RCMP but Staff Sergent Kevin Charles suggests not buying items from strangers in parking lots.

"I've heard of it in other jurisdictions but I haven't heard of anything around here yet," stated Staff Sgt. Charles. "It's one of those things; If someone is trying to sell you a TV from the back of their truck, that should raise red flags. Like-wise, if these people are going door-to-door trying to sell you jewellery, that doesn't sound legitimate as well."

A similar occurrence happened a few weeks ago when Constable Eric Doucette asked DrumFM to put out a description of an individual selling electronics out of the back of his van.

"Be smart about it, don't be a victim," informed Charles. "If they come knocking on your door either don't answer or say no thank you."

"Please call the police and let us know so we can follow up and investigate," Charles concluded. "We'd like to determine if this is fraudulent with fake jewellery or perhaps it's stolen items, we don't know."

If you have information or find yourself in a similar situation call the Drumheller Detachment at 403-823-7590.

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