PVPD reports scam of fake jewelry in exchange for gas money

Prescott Valley Police Department/Courtesy

Prescott Valley Police Department/Courtesy

The Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) has received multiple reports of citizens being given fake jewelry in exchange for gas money at local gas stations in both Prescott Valley and Dewey.

According to authorities, at least eight victims have come forward in the past two weeks reporting they had given gas money to people hanging out at local gas stations with their children who have asked for gas money and in exchange these givers and/or victims were given jewelry stamped 14-kt and 18-kt. However, the jewelry was fake, only brass with gold plating.

PVPD would like to remind everyone that, as kind and giving it may be, to please be cautious when giving money under these and other similar circumstances as it may be a scam.

Information provided by the Prescott Valley Police Department.

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