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VPD calls exponential growth of distraction scams ‘extremely concerning’

April 6, 2021 – The Vancouver Police Department is warning Vancouver residents of a scam that has seen a 500 per cent increase since the beginning of 2021. According to the VPD, an increase in jewelry scams is common in the spring but the issue has escalated five-fold since the beginning of the year. In a recent press release, the VPD stated there have been thirty incidents reported so far this year but there are likely dozens more that have gone unreported. VIA reports. | READ MORE