Transit police are warning you about a scam artist around SkyTrain stations from downtown Vancouver to New Westminster.
His approach normally includes the following details:
- He is an international student from the United States or the United Kingdom, and may use an accent
- He needs money to repair his vehicle or buy gas
- He shows his Facebook profile or provides his phone number to gain trust
- He will claim to go to the same school as the victim, even using real teacher & class names to sound genuine
The suspect is described as:
- 20 to 30 years old
- Caucasian, with a fair complexion
- Slim build
- 5 ft 10 in
- Clean-shaven, with cropped dark brown hair
- Gaunt, sunken facial features, and dark circles under his eyes
No charges have been laid. Transit police are urging people to be cautious when exchanging money.