Do you have information on a Harisa Adams, Mr. Augustus Obuadum Ray or Mr. Paul Asiedu Smith who are principals in trying to get me to get 80 kg of gold released from Perfectlife Shipping Co. Ltd. based in Accra, Ghana? The gold is being held by the shipping co. because a penalty for delay of shipment was assessed. I am being asked to assist in paying this penalty.
This is a scam. You have to think about the circumstance logically. Why would a shipping company actually hold an item worth $2,851,900.00 …and the owners of an item worth almost THREE MILLION dollars don’t have enough money “get it released” on their own??
1) No individuals possess three million dollars worth of gold, it takes millions of dollars in equipment to mine that much gold 2)Anyone with millions of dollars in equipment would have the ability to mine more gold and get whatever money they need to pay the alleged shipping company.
I have seen reference to fake shipping companies in the past. I have no idea if Perfect Life shipping company is “real” or not, but just because they have a semi decent website – doesn’t mean they are real.
I would love to hear more of the circumstance about how these individuals are claiming they have come to posses this gold. If they say the gold is “inherited” in any way, then you can know right away this is a scam. It’s a scam regardless, but please do tell me how they claim to be involved with this amount of gold, yet are too broke to solve their own problem.
Do you live in the USA? Have you ever been to Ghana?
Thanks for your prompt reply to my request. First, let me explain that I am enlisting the Ghanaian Embassy in Washington, DC as well as the Ghanaian government, and an individual in Ghana to find out whether the shipping co. and the lawyer (Mr. Ray I mentioned in the first email to you) are legitimate.
Now the story: It began with a Skype encounter with a family member, Harisa Adams.
She and I chatted have been chatting, sometimes via cam, for 8 months. About two months into our conversation she mentioned that her father had left her an inheritance of 83 kg. of gold. Immediately I told her I wanted no involvement in her inheritance, and I told her I suspected she was luring me into a scam. But she insisted the gold was real…and insisted for many weeks. Her inheritance was not the main topic of our conversation. She needed money to study midwifery, or for the rent or for her mom’s medication. We discussed religion, other members of her family, poetry, etc.
I asked why she was so financially needy since she had an inheritance. She said she could not access it as it was being held by a security agency. I paid the lawyer to start proceedings to have the gold released from the security agency. Then she suggested that she wanted with her mother to move to the USA to live a new life with the gold, that she did not want to sell the gold in Ghana, and would I help.
I sent money to have the gold transferred into my name to have it sent to me in Guam where we live and where Harisa could study nursing and buy a house with the selling of some portion of the gold.
Mr. Ray, the lawyer, delivered the gold to Perfectlife Shipping Co., Ltd., based in central Accra, Ghana. The shipping company accepted the consignment and issued an invoice. I was asked to pay 58,000 for the shipment. I told the lawyer and Mr. Smith of the shipping co. that I could not access that kind of money, so the consignment was never sent to Guam. Instead the shipping co. assessed a penalty of $300/day for delay of shipment. This is where we stand now.
Harisa managed to loan 3,000 from an uncle; the lawyer raised 6,500; the outstanding amount of 7,500 I was to come up with to pay the penalty to have the gold released. Once released from the shipper Harisa was going to sell 3 kg. of the gold in Ghana to pay for all shipping in advance so I would not be liable for the shipping expenses as a part of the gold would pay these fees for what remained (77 kg.).
That’s the story. Do I believe Harisa? About 75% of me believes her, 25% not.
I have not been to Ghana, but we have lived in South Africa and Namibia, a total of five years. Harisa claimed her father was South African. To test this I started chatting in Afrikaans, and she responded in Afrikaans!!!! This lent some legitimacy to her claim that her dad was South African.
Please refer to my reply above… and know that I don’t claim to be psychic. I have seen the same scam too many times. From my previous reply >> If they say the gold is “inherited” in any way, then you can know right away this is a scam.
Thanks, I will let you know how this turns out