BBB Warns Of Scam Targeting Military

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

The Better Business Bureau has learned that military personnel from Colorado Springs stationed in Afghanistan are being tricked into purchasing fake gems stones, with the promise of being able to sell them for a profit when they return stateside.

Unfortunately, the majority of the stones are fake; even those that are authentic are not cut correctly, or are downright unattractive.

The BBB was first alerted to the scam after several soldiers tried selling the gems at a Colorado Springs-area jewelry store.

The BBB is urging people who have loved ones stationed overseas, specifically in Afghanistan, to alert them of the scam.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 12, 2011 at 09:40 PM
    WE didn't elect anybody. Elections are scams themselves. So, in other words WE need to keep voting until the right politician comes along? I guess the illegal programming of Diebold voting machines doesn't matter. Move along folks, nothing to see here. Blame yourselves, it's what your government wants you to do
  • by Ed on Aug 12, 2011 at 03:51 PM
    Surely, America's brightest will not be duped.
  • by jonny Location: colorado springs on Aug 12, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    As the economy gets tougher, more and more of these scams are popping up. I don't blame our servicemen for doing what they can to try to improve their finances. They are paid a pittance for the job they do and the dangers they face. It's a shame they are getting scammed, but we only have ourselves to blame for the government WE elected. They are the ones causing americans and our GI's to need the money that badly by killing the economy and raising the debt of this country so high.
  • by John Location: Colorado Springs on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:45 AM
    Are these the same soldiers who are awaiting those millions from Nigeria?
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