A non exhaustive list of the main culprits we get time and time again. Look for variation on the names, its still the same people, trust our vast experience.LATEST SCAM October 2017: or is a fake company offering SBLC issuance and pretending to be the World Gold Council.
With proof of funds and other legal documents these can be used for blackmail or scams, once someone knows you have a lot of money you have painted a target on yourself. 5) More detailed scams will have enough proof within them to get past the preliminary checks but will ask for a buyer to create a payment / financial instrument.
Some form of bank MT103, SBLC, BG or escrowed funds.
We received an offer recently with SKR, passport copies, bank documents, export licences and full mandate authorisation. Fortunately we knew the bullion officer in question to check at source.
7) The inheritance scam seems to becoming more popular.
A variation on this theme is the girlfriend or boyfriend befriending you and then promising to come visit / marry and just needs a few thousand dollars to release gold to sell to cover their trip. There are many variations on the scams listed and of course every one will claim that they are the real thing and have had problems with fake buyers before and dont want to get caught again.