I wish I could make this up. I logged into my email account this morning and found this waiting for me:
My name is Mr. Kofi J. Mensah, I am the Chief Elders of my village, am from Obuasi, Ghana in West Africa. I am using this medium to let you know that we have Gold dust for sale at cheaper price.
Below is the specification:
Commodity: AU Alluvial
Carat: 23 Carat
I will be glad to hear from you soonest.
Kofi J. Mensah
Hey - let's analyze this deal from Mr. Mensah, shall we? 50kg is 1763 ounces. Multiply that by $1400/oz and we get almost $2.5 million bucks! Sounds like a bargain at $23 grand! (SARCASM ALERT) Of course, 92.9% pure 23 carat gold dust is not quite the same as .9999 gold bullion.
Although I do not give financial advice on this blog, I would advise my readers NOT to contact Kofi Mensah in search of gold dust riches.