How it works:
- Opening: a stranger or a gem dealer at a shop claims to have exceeded his export quota or will incur heavy taxes if he exports these gems. As such, he offers to sell you a package of gems for you to sell to another dealer he knows back in your home country.
- Set-up: if you fall for it, you will end up over paying for a bag of worthless gemstones and no one will show up.
Places to beware:
- Kathmandu: Thamel, Durbar Square
What to do:
- Decline such “business opportunities”.