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What if the gold turns out to be real. Fedex where its

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What if the gold turns out to be real. Fedex where its currently being stored says it is
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 2 months ago.

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It's part of the scam. Pursuant to Department of Treasury Regulations, a customs tax would have to be paid for anyone sending over $10,000 in gold/coins/currency, as well as anyone receiving this currency. It's called a FinCEN 105 form.

More information here. And here's the form.

We get these types of romance scams on this site at least 2-3 times a week, usually more. I understand there is a relationship built up and you want to trust this person, and I can't tell you not to. I can only tell you that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, know the rest. The scammer isn't going to pay that customs tax for importing the gold. And I hope you're prepared to pay the hefty tax for receiving it, or facing the penalties if you don't.

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