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The "Gold Ring" Scam

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Here is a scam I encountered in Paris.

My friend and I were strolling along having a conversation and a nice looking, well dressed woman was approaching us. I didn't pay much attention until she swooped down and picked up something from the sidewalk and said "lucky me, I just found this gold ring!" She held it out to show us, a sizeable gold band. I said "yes it is your lucky day" and thought, darn, why didn't I see it first!!

Then I got suspicious, duh, when she said "do you want it?" Hmmmmm. We both said "no, you keep it" and kept walking. In the back of my mind I thought some scam was in the works but we didn't really think it over until lunchtime.

Later on, Barb met up with us and said a man had approached her with a "found" gold ring and put it on her finger and then wanted money for it.

Sooo moral of the story, don't be gullible!!

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