Native Jeweler Sees Uptick in Fraudulent Gold Being Bought

Native Jeweler Sees Uptick in Fraudulent Gold Being Bought
Native Jeweler Sees Uptick in Fraudulent Gold Being Bought
It is a actual stamp for an 18KT gold merchandise. Submitted photograph.

Bartelsmeyer Jewellery workers  have had roughly 12 folks usher in gold objects to be appraised, and they aren’t gold, all with an identical story.

John Bartelsmeyer mentioned he wished to tell the general public.

“I wished to get the phrase out that persons are getting scammed,” Bartelsmeyer mentioned. “Folks have advised us they’re shopping for supposed gold at fuel stations. A number of native folks have introduced in objects to be appraised on this method since final fall.”

Bartelsmeyer didn’t know in the event that they had been native fuel stations the place the scammers had been.

“They are saying, “This particular person was at a fuel station and wanted fuel and advised me they might promote me their gold ring( for cash)’,” Krystal Hulbert, an worker of the jewellery retailer mentioned.

The  fraudulent gold items have included necklaces and bracelets too, however largely gold rings.

Usually they’ve been stamped 18KT to point that they’re actual, which might actually idiot folks, Bartelsmeyer mentioned.

“The gold seems good,” Hulbert mentioned. “However somebody like John who has been engaged on actual gold for 50 years is aware of it’s not actual.”

Jeweler John Bartelsmeyer works on a bit of knickknack.

There’s additionally a chemical check to supply proof that the article isn’t actual, Bartselmeyer mentioned.

“If persons are wanting to assist them out, that’s one factor, however considering they may get a cut price in gold, no,” Hulbert mentioned.

Sgt. Tim Harper, Fort Scott Police Division, mentioned there have been no folks flip in a report back to the division about this.