The man with the Midas touch

And maybe, given the nature of things, a spider’s touch. This fell out of the spam trap:


We are direct gold and diamond seller, we are ready and able to deliver the consignment with the following specifications

Commodity: Gold Bars/ Nugget
Purity : 97.6% pure,
Carat : 23.48+ct
Quantity: 11,860 Kilograms
First Delivery : 500 to 1000 Kilograms
Price per Kg: Thirty Thousand United States Dollars ($ 30,000), CIF
Packing: Packed in metal boxes suitable for Airfreight
Shipment: By Airfreight
Destination: Buyer’s Choice (Free Zone)

kindly get back to me if we can work together. We will discuss our terms once I hear from you.

Were gold not an element, I’d suspect these to be factory seconds: I mean, 97.6 percent?


  1. McGehee »

    20 May 2019 · 7:24 pm

    And apparently their work in the gold trade never taught them that “carat” (ct) is a unit of weight. The unit of purity is “karat” (k.)

  2. McGehee »

    20 May 2019 · 7:26 pm

    And 23½ carats isn’t anywhere near that value of gold.

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