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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