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Lake Country resident not fooled by electronics scammer

Stock photo submitted by Central Okanagan Crime Stopper for illustration purposes.
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December 12, 2019 - 4:28 PM

A pair of men driving a white van weren't able to fool a Lake Country resident with their offer of a cheap home theatre system.

Two men in a white Dodge minivan with Alberta plates approached the complainant in a retail parking lot off Highway 97 in Lake Country yesterday, Dec. 11, saying their boss had overstocked the home theatre systems and asked them to sell them, according to a Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers media release.

"The men even went as far as to produce a crumpled invoice for the system, which was in a plain white box labelled Home Theatre System but with no brand name or logo," Crime Stoppers says in the release.

When challenged, the men jumped back into the van and took off headed up the highway to Vernon.

“Often the merchandise fraudsters are trying to unload are inexpensive low-quality products or faulty returns,” Crime Stoppers said.

“If it seems too good to be true, it usually is."

Crime Stoppers has clarified that no photo of the suspect vehicle was taken and that the photo provided with the media release is a stock image.

Anyone with information about the scammers is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to the website here.

— This story was corrected at 8:32 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, to say the white van in the photo provided by Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers is not the suspect vehicle.

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