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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note:This is general information and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.It is not illegal to ship gold internationally. However, most "promises" of gold that come from Ghana are scams. See HERE and and HERE. If you are unsure whether you are being scammed, please reply and tell me a bit about the "deal" so I can see whether this is a scam or not.Finally, in USA, there is no duty on gold coins, medals or bullion.I hope this helps and clarifies. Gentle Reminder: Use the SEND or REPLY button to keep chatting, or please RATE when finished. You may always ask follow ups at no charge after rating. Kindly rate my answer as one of TOP THREE FACES/STARS and then SUBMIT, as this is how I get credit for my time with you. Rating my answer the bottom two faces/stars or failing to submit the rating does not give me credit and reflects poorly on me, even if my answer is correct. I work very hard to formulate an informative and honest answer for you; please reciprocate my good faith.
Brian,Did they contact you? Did they claim this is an inheritance, etc?
I am sorry to say that it seems that you have been scammed by the Ghana Gold Internet Scam. See HERE. The person will claim that the package has been detained, and will demand more money, and more money, and more money. They will never stop. However, there was never any gold. I am sorry.Please note: If I tell you simply what you wish to hear, this would be unfair to you. I want to be honest with you and sometimes this means providing information that is not optimal. Negative ratings are reserved for experts who are rude or for erroneous information. Please rate me on the quality of my information; do not punish me for my honesty.Gentle Reminder: Please, use REPLY or SEND button to keep chatting, or RATE POSITIVELY and SUBMIT your rating when we are finished. You may always ask follow ups at no charge after rating.
You've been scammed. This is a romance gold scam. See HERE. From that link:
There is no girl. This is only a scammer. And no lawyer by that name - again this is all a scam. You need to report this to the authorities using the IC3 link now - see HERE. You also need to stop all communication with the scammer(s).Gentle Reminder: Please, use REPLY or SEND button to keep chatting, or RATE POSITIVELY and SUBMIT your rating when we are finished. You may always ask follow ups at no charge after rating.