A well-known scam is making the rounds in Okotoks.

Local RCMP have been hearing reports of suspects approaching vehicles in parking lots and on the sides of roadways.

Suspects will claim to be in need of gas money and will offer to sell jewellery or food.

According to RCMP, they will typically ask for around $100 for the jewelry, which turns out to be fake.

The suspects are described as having European accents, colourful clothing, and driving rental vehicles.

They are also reported to have children with them sometimes in order to curry sympathy.

Anyone who encounters them is encouraged not to engage with them, and to call the police.