James Avery alerts customers to online scam touting prices too good to be true
SAN ANTONIO – The James Avery Artisan Jewelry Company is warning customers of online scam touting cheap fake coins.
The Kerrville-based retailer said in a recent Facebook post that fraudulent websites were using the company’s name, logos and images to sell the fake jewelry.
“If you see a price or discount for James Avery jewelry that sounds too good to be true, beware,” the Publish States.
The company says to check the name or URL of the website for misspellings.
“If a discount or an offer is not announced to JamesAvery.com or on our verified social media channels, there’s a good chance it was a fraudulent offer, ”the post said.
New genuine James Avery jewelry sold online can only be found on his website, Dillards.com or ShopMyExchange.com.
Comments on the Facebook post indicate that online scams have been a problem for the jeweler.
A Facebook user said she was in a Fredericksburg store when she saw a woman trying to pick up an order, but it was “one of the bogus orders,” she said.
“I felt sorry for her,” she commented.
Another Facebook user said that she “fell in the trap” and that the crooks “really did me good”. She added that her bank was considering a refund.
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