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2 men made off with over 300k in gold dust scam

August 1, 2018

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police are trying to identify two men involved in scamming buyers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars with fake gold dust.

Westborough Police say a white male, who they’ve calling “Jesse O’Brien,” in a Facebook post , and a black male ’Frank,” allegedly met with three individuals at Extended Stay America hotel on July 17.

The men were scammed out of $306,000, including $26,000 cash for what was supposed to be 15kg of gold dust.

Police say they tested the product and confirmed the purity to be 9 percent and 22 karats. But the locked safe sellers turned over had a counterfeit product instead.

Police are asking anyone with information about the transaction to contact detectives.

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