California, woman loses $1200 in gold scam

Posted on January 19, 2011 • Filed under: California, Gold Scam, Identity Theft, Medical Scam, Scam

A woman was swindled out of $1,200 after a man sold her a fake gold bar claiming he needed the money to help pay for his son’s medical care, police reported. A woman shopping with her toddler Tuesday at Vons in the 11000 block of Los Alamitos Boulevard said she was approached by a man who told her he needed to sell three gold bars for $12,000 each to help with his son’s hospital care, police reported. Read Article

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