I joined this group on Facebook about Mandela coins and asked how much they would offer me for my 38 coins. One person offered me 2 million South African rands and another person offered me 5 million rands, but both are saying I must get a R450 iTunes gift card and send it to them for confirmation from the DHL company. I even tried asking if there is any other method and they said no.

Is this true or a scam? Can I trust it?

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    It's one of the most well-known scams in existence. 100% scam. Extremely well-known scam.
    – Fattie
    Nov 11 '20 at 12:15
  • Without any explanation , i do believe you , it really is a scam and i'm not going to still entertain her , thank you guys! Nov 11 '20 at 12:47
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    @Vicky's answer is correct, plus your R5 coins are worth R5 apiece, making the lot worth R190. I hope you didn't pay more than that to obtain those coins. Nov 11 '20 at 14:34
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
    – Steve-O
    Nov 11 '20 at 14:56
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    They are trying to buy your coins, but they are asking you to spend money? This is confusing. Are they saying that they'll use the money to pay for the shipping? Why don't you just pay for the shipping yourself? Nov 11 '20 at 20:37

The words "iTunes gift card" and "DHL" are enough red flags. Yes, this is a scam. Cut off contact, block them and move along.

Also, a quick google shows that Mandela coins are not particularly valuable: https://www.businessinsider.co.za/how-much-is-mandela-r5-coin-worth-price-2020-2


When someone promises you money, but expects you to first pay some money before they pay you, then you are very likely dealing with someone trying to pull an advance fee fraud on you.


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