A new type of cash for gold scam has emerged in the Northolt, England. The scammers knock on doors and offer to pay people cash for broken, scrap and unwanted Gold. They claim to pay the best prices, but will not pay what the items are truly worth. These con artists are very persuasive and can get way with what they want and wont leave their victims with even a small idea that they have been robbed in broad daylight.
Having gained entry into the victims house, the offenders will use distraction techniques to steal items without the occupier’s knowledge. Alternatively, if the items are too big, the criminals will return at a later date to steal them.
If the occupier is not home then the con artists will leave a leaflet stating that jewelery, watches, artwork, old coins, carvings, military items or antiques will be bought with no questions asked and give a contact number to make an appointment at a later date.
The description of the main suspect working in Northolt is a white man, slim build, approximate age 40-50 years, with light colored receding hair.