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Layton Police warn residents to be on the outlook for fake gold scam

Aug 1, 2022, 8:30 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:28 am
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LAYTON, Utah — Police in Layton are warning residents to be on the lookout for a fake gold scam.

Police say a group of people have been approaching others in the parking lots and trying to sell them gold that turned out later to be fake. 

Two men and a woman have recently been arrested after they approached the Layton Police Chief in a mall parking lot and offered to sell him gold.

Layton Police believe there are other victims and are asking them to come forward. Police say the suspects had thick European accents and were driving a newer model SUV that was rented. Police say the suspects often had children with them. And they claimed they needed money to provide care for the children. 

If you have seen these people or are a victim, you are asked to call Layton City Police at 801-497-8300.

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