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I have a companion in Ghana who is wanting to ship 120 kg of

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I have a companion in Ghana who is wanting to ship 120 kg of gold to Australia - we have been told that the shipping fee is $33000, but we have now been told that the gold needs to be insured for $100000. Could you confirm if this is correct?
It is a fraudulent scam and you are being duped.

I strongly recommend against you sending any money, and I suggest that you report this to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Scam Watch division which can be reached on 1300 795 995.

By sounding the alarm you are helping other Australians to avoid losing their money to this con man outfit, and the ACCC can also investigate and follow up with police action.

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