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My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand I am very limited on what I can tell you and that you may have to get more detailed advice.
It is a scam.
I have seen it before and people have lost their money. I am sorry to say but you will not get it back If she is in australia and you have evidence you have given her the money sue her. If she has assets you can then have the courts sell it.
Is she in australia?
Do you have evidence of giving her the money? A bank transfer?
Until she comes back to australia there is very little that you can do
I suspect she will not be coming back.
I have seen this before and the clients have lost their money because there is no gold and all the certificates etc were fake to con them out of their money.
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If she is back then sue her and also get an order that she has to surrender her passport so she does not leave Australia
It is $50K US so it is worth suing her. It would be in the magistrates court.
You would be looking at about $30K australian if it goes to a full hearing and you have to have a solicitor do all of the work.
You can report it to the Ausrtalian Federal Police and also contact Scam Watch
My apology that was a typographical error. You would sue for the $50K
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You can email them to me but I cannot tell you if they are authentic
If they have certifications on them and addresses from who they are given I would suggest you contact them and they will be able to confirm ion they are legitimate or not.
But I have seen this before and have had people hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars to do the same thing. They have lost their money.
But to confirm if the certificateions are real you would have to contact the body that issued them and their details would be on the certificates.
Your documents are now public for the world to see.
I cannot find anything on the security company.
There is no record of it.
Further the passport appear not to be legitimate as the type script is not the one used by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
I would suggest you contact the AFP and provide them with these copies as they are fakes
the AFP is the Federal Police.
It is not scam watch
Here is their contract page.
All the best and good luck
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