Red Deer, Alta. RCMP are warning businesses of a team of male “quick change” scammers who allegedly stole more than $3,000 in gift cards and cash during a series of transactions at a local store.
RCMP believe the team of three men have been travelling throughout Alberta trying to quick change scam multiple businesses.
Quick change scams are done when the scammers make a purchase and then asks retail staff for a specific combination of bills as their change. The scammers then change their minds and ask for a different combination of bills, and repeat this process until the staffer becomes confused and the scammer leaves the store with extra cash as well as the product they were pretending to buy.
Red Deer RCMP are asking the public to contact them with information about the suspects or the investigation.
Read more at Canada Police Report