GOLD TEETHYou know how fashionable it is to have gold crowns – if you can afford it. Continue reading “Fake gold crowns are a sign of wealth”
He told his slave to keep
the secret of the treasure. Continue reading “The fable of the buried gold”
You should not be able to peel
the gold off a solid gold bar.
It’s the kind of con game kids might imagine:
"What if you took real gold and coated something with it and sold it to someone like it was solid gold?"
A jeweler in Manhattan named Ibrahim Fadl bought a 10-ounce bar of gold for $18,000 from someone he’d bought gold from before. Continue reading “The hollowed-out gold bar scam”
What was inside this heavy,
locked metal box? Continue reading “Mon Dieu! It’s a bomb! No, it’s gold! No, it’s…”
He saved the gold by destroying it
and then placing it in plain sight. Continue reading “How a scientist hid gold from the Nazis”
What you feel when a chain is fastened around your neck is very likely what you feel when a chain is unfastened from around your neck. Continue reading “Man taken by the gold chain con”
"…he was amazed to discover, partly exposed,
what appeared to be a large bar of gold,
weighing about one hundred pounds troy."
Continue reading “How to seduce a victim with the gold brick scam”
To discover a fake, you need
to drill or use ultrasound.
Last year I wrote a post about a Manhattan jeweler who was tricked when the gold bar he bought was not 100% gold. (The hollowed-out gold bar scam>>)
Continue reading “How to make fake gold bars”