CHP Warns Gold Country Drivers Of Another Scam Making The Rounds

CHP Warns Gold Country Drivers Of Another Scam Making The Rounds

The CHP is warning Gold Country drivers of a scam in the valley that could make its way to our rural roads. According to the CHP, scammers are posing as motorists with broken-down cars in order to swindle money. CHP’s valley dispatch centers have received “several” 911 calls about the scam. The CHP reports that the scammers get you to stop to help them, and then they say they want to sell you gold jewelry either for money to get home, to feed their family or fuel for their vehicle. Sometimes, the suspects have asked motorists to go to an ATM to get real cash, and “when victims refuse, the subjects were reported to be aggressive and some people have been chased. While these reports have come in from across the central valley so far, the CHP warns it could make its way to the less traveled roads of the gold country region. The suspect vehicles have been described as dark-colored SUV’s, and many of them have out-of-state license plates.  CHP is investigating the reports and asking for help from the public. Drivers who have been contacted by people matching the CHP’s description are asked to call your local CHP office.

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