Update September 2010
Someone using the name Kennedy John is sending out emails using a ymail.com account. They are claiming to represent Gold-Traders and attempting to secure payment of high value services using a stolen credit card.
Kennedy John does not work for Gold-Traders.
Please do not respond to any email from Kennedy John. We recommend you either send copies to us or report the email abuse to the mail provide (usualy ymail.com).
Gold-Traders (UK) Ltd is aware that an Internet fraudster is using our company name in an attempt to sell quantities of gold dust.
We are aware of at least two companies who have been approached by the scammer, using the name ‘Mr Innocent Paul‘. In both instances, the company’s own due diligence quickly confirmed the letter was a hoax.
If you are a member of the public wanting to sell gold to us, please do not be alarmed by this post. This hoax letter is targeting large companies in an attempt to engage in a business relationship.
Unfortunately, the crook has decided to use our company name.
Gold-Traders (UK) Ltd only purchases scrap gold and unwanted gold jewellery from the general public. We do not buy or sell and have never bought or sold ‘gold dust’ or unrefined ore.
We have decided to publish the hoax letter below. Doing so will allow Google and the other search engines to index it and thus assist other potential targets to this scam in identifying it as such.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss selling your unwanted gold, please do not hesitate in contacting us.
If you have received one of these scam e-mails, please let us know as it helps us keep track of these fraudsters.
SWINDON, WILTSHIRE, SN47WQ London United Kingdom.
Tel: 44-704-574-4087 Fax; 44-870-133-7520 (0704 574 4087 / 0870 133 7520)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
REF: FULL CORPORATE OFFER FOR THE GOLD DUST FOR 25KGM TEST TRANCH.
THE UNDERSIGNED,MR.INNOCENT PAUL ,THE CEO/PRESIDENT(GOLD TRADERS POINT) HEREBY CONFIRMING WITH FULL CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY UNDER THE PENALTY OF PERJURY, THAT THE SELLER IS READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO SELL THE OFFERED QUANTITY OF AU GOLD DUST/“ALLUVIAL”, UNDER THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, SUBJECT TO SUCCESSFUL CONTRACT EXECUTION:
COMMODITY: AU METAL
FORM: ALLUVIAL GOLD DUST.
PURITY/FINENESS: 92.6% OR BETTER.
QUANTITY: 25KGM TEST TRANCH
DURATION: MINIMUM 12 MONTHS WITH ROLLS AND EXTENSIONS
DELIVERY: CIF AT BUYER’S DESIGNATED REFINERY’S SITE (Europe or America)
PRICE: USD16, 000 PERKG.
PAYMENT: BG /SBLC WILL BE OPENED AND CONFIRMED AGAINST SHIPPING DOCUMENTS: PAYMENT BY SWIFT/WIRETRANSFER MAXIMUM 2 DAYS AFTER REFINARY ASSAY
1. SELLER ISSUES FCO,
2. BUYER ISSUES LOI UPON RECEIPT SELLER’S FCO.
3. BUYER AND SELLER WILL SIGN CONTRACT, INCLUDING IMFPA, FOR BUYER TO ISSUE THEIR CONDITIONAL BG/SBLC VIA SWIFT TO SELLER BANK AS COLLATERAL THAT BUYER WILL PAY SELLER AFTER FINAL ASSAY REPORT AT BUYER’S REFINERY. 4. SELLER ORGANIZES THE FIRST/ 1ST LIFT TO BE SHIPPED BY OFFICIAL SECURITY COMPANY (KLM, BRINKS OR SIMILAR) TO THE REFINERY AND PRIOR OF DEPARTURE COPY OF SET OF DOCUMENTS WILL BE SENT OUT TO THE BUYER / REFINERY. 5. THE SELLER WILL BE INFORMED WHEN DELIVERY HAS ARRIVED. 6. AFTER SMELTING AND USSUEING A NEW ASSAY REPORT, THE BUYER WILL TRANSFER THE AGREED PRICE TO THE SELLER’S BANK ACCOUNT BY SWIFT/WIRE TRANSFER TO NULLIFY BG/SBLC MAY REVOLVE FOR CONTRACT PERIOD DURATION.
7. SUBSEQUENT TRANCHES WILL BE DEALT IMMEDIATELY AFTER 10DAY SOFFIRSTTRANCHE PAYMENT SETTLEMENT ACCORDINGLY.DOCUMENTS: 1. CERIFICATE OF ORIGIN, 2.ASSAY REPORT (CERTIFICATE OF PURITY) BY SGS OR SIMILAR, 3.CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP, 4. EXPORT CERTIFICATE 5. AIRWAY BILL OF LADING (BUYER ADVISED 3/THREE DAYS IN ADVANCE OF SHIPMENT) VALIDITY: THIS OFFER IS VALID FOR SEVEN (10) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ISSUE.
Signed:____________________________ Buyer’s Signature/details:………………………
MR.INNOCENT PAUL/seller and Director of Gold Traderspukltd.