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Jewellery Theft

Don't let yourself get trapped, be careful and say "no" to con artists.

Thieve's method

  • The thief acts alone or as part of a group.
  • The thief uses false pretences to get close to you (talks about a deceased family member, asks for the way to the hospital, asks for the time).
  • The thief then offers you a piece of jewellery of no value.
  • The thief comes in closer to get you to try on the jewellery.
  • At the same time, the thief steals your valuable jewellery without your knowledge.
  • The theft is not noticed until later.

Prevention tips

  • Travel in a group whenever possible.
  • Hide your valuable jewellery until you reach your destination.
  • Refuse a gift from a stranger and do not let that person come close to you.

Resources

If you are a victim of fraud or theft, or if you think you might be, immediately contact the following resources for help:

Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) - 911

Elder Abuse Help Line: 1-888-489-2287

Tel-Aînés: 514-353-2463

Canadian Anti-Fraud Center: 1-888-495-8501


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