Public Urged To Be On Their Guard Against Romanian Street Traders Selling Fake Gold Jewellery

The Highland Council’s Trading Standards Unit and Northern Constabulary are urging the public to be on their guard against Romanian street traders who are operating in the Highlands.

Trading Standards officers within the Council’s TEC Services and Northern Constabulary have received complaints regarding street sellers approaching members of the public and businesses offering “fake” gold rings, chains and bracelets. The jewellery looks good but it is worthless and made up of unknown gold coloured metals. The rings are being sold for £10 and are marked with either 18k 750 or 14K 585 which are not legal hallmarks.

The public are being advised that if they are approached by these traders they should contact The Highland Council Trading Standards Unit on 0845 600 4222 (local rate, mobile call costs may vary) or by e-mail at

21 Mar 2007