With friends like this…

Chilliwack RCMP warn of a recent scam where a man “befriends” individuals than cheats them out of a few hundred bucks.

Chilliwack RCMP are warning residents to remember who their friends are.

They’ve noticed recent scam where a man “befriends” individuals than cheats them out of a few hundred bucks.

According to police, the male suspect enters local businesses and “befriends” his victims. He then persuades his victims to believe they know him from somewhere. He tells a convincing a story of how his brother ordered too many televisions and that the victims could purchase a television for $250 or $300 each.

The suspect the rides with the victims to a bank or a friend’s residence and obtains the money. The suspect then makes arrangements to deliver the television to the victims either immediately or at a later date. The suspect then exits the vehicle (at various drop off locations) and does not return.

The suspect is described as being Caucasian, with short black hair, between 45-50 years old, 5’6″ to 5’9″ tall, and may use the name, “Bob Scott.”

If you believe you have been a victim of this crime or have any information regarding it, you are asked to call the Chilliwack Community Police Office at (604) 792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS (8477).

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