Red Deer RCMP are warning businesses about a team of male “quick change” scammers who stole more than $3,000 in gift cards and cash during a series of transactions at a local business on April 25th, and ask the public to contact RCMP if they recognize any of the three men in the attached photos.
Quick change scams are done when the scammers make a purchase and then ask retail staff for a specific combination of bills as their change.
The scammers then change their minds and ask for different combinations of bills, and repeat this process until the staff person becomes confused and the scammer walks away with extra cash as well as the product they were pretending to buy.
Red Deer RCMP believe this team of three male scammers may currently be travelling through the province hitting multiple businesses.
If you recognize these suspects or have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575, or contact your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.
For more information on protecting yourself from frauds and scams, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: www.antifraudcentre.ca.