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Iridium Copper Metal which Pulls Rice and De-Colors It

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Q. Hi. One of my family friends, he started investing on this 3 years back and ended with a total investment of 7 cr, and in 2019 he showed me a letter from RBI that his account is credited with 3000 cr and he had to pay a tax of 30 cr to clear that amount and that too the agents in between are telling that he will not be getting the full amount and he may get 20% that is 600 cr, he is feeling that is more than enough and in fact showed me the RBI letter and all with his name, account details etc., really don't know is it true or not.. he is been expecting he money for the past one year, but he didn't get in hand.

R sankar
- Chennai, India
September 21, 2021

"There's a sucker born every minute" -- P.T. Barnum

Q. I have a 4 lb Mass of iridium and copper it is 20% iridium 44% copper and there is a few other metals like nickel antimony and iron which make up the rest. If there is a place or Institute that buys these materials I would like to know. Thank you very much.

James Anter
Investor - Las Vegas Nevada
September 22, 2021

A. Hi James. There is a point of confusion here which I'd like to clarify in order to help you and others understand these postings. The dichotomy is this:
A). Iridium is a real material, a precious metal, element no.77 on the Periodic Table. It has genuine uses including very low resistance contacts, spark plug tips, rocket housings (because of its good temperature, corrosion, and erosion resistance), and other uses. The Engelhard Corporation (probable inventor of automotive catalytic converters), since bought out by BASF, bought & sold iridium and had brochures about its uses.
B). But the world is full of scams, and one of those scams, especially popular in 3rd world Indian villages, has to do with belief in the magic powers of iridium and iridium coins.

So when you talk about "Institutes" possibly wanting to buy iridium, you are perhaps being taken in by the vocabulary of the scammers. No "Institutes" exist for the purpose of buying iridium. But when you speak of 'places' that buy iridium, it is surely a precious metal and 4 pounds of 20% iridium should be worth a good amount, especially today. Its usual value is about the same as gold, but is currently at least 3X as high, so this may be a good time to unload it. I would try the "we buy gold" stores on every corner, but if they are not interested, hunt for a refinery that is.

Luck & Regards,

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Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Striving to live Aloha - Pine Beach, New Jersey
September 2021

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Q. Dear Sir,

I am very much surprised to notice that Iridium Copper Metals pulling rice. One of my known person is owning a copper plate which is pulling rice from a distance of 6". Few told him that it will fetch a good amount for him. He is therefore, in search of a genuine buyer. If any genuine buyer comes in contact with me for the purchase of Iridium Copper Metal, I will certainly arrange a good article. However, I am doubtful about the existence of such buyers. Kindly let me know as to who buys the Iridium Copper Metals and for what purpose.

Thanks and best regards,

Md. G M [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Industrial Estate, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

A. Please spend a few more words and explain this concept of "pulling rice". I have no idea what you're talking about and, until we do, I believe you are being scammed in some fashion.

Ted Mooney,
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha - Pine Beach, New Jersey

DON'T ATTEMPT TO PRIVATELY CONTACT US. 'Rice Pulling' scams are crimes, and all attempted contact will be reported to the FBI.

Q. Hi,

Q. Even I am hearing these kind of tales in Andhra Pradesh. I really do not know this is true. But I heard some foreign companies are buying this metal for a huge sum.

P. B N [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Hyderabad

A. These tall tales are a scam. A reader sent email to me informing me that this iridium copper draws grains of rice towards it. I can only imagine the sleight of hand tricks used to bilk investors of their cash, while demonstrating the 'rice pulling' attributes of their product. I guess the rice pulling is a way to identify iridium copper from just another lump of ore.

In the same email, the writer told me that this iridium-copper is also a cure for cancer. I really wouldn't be too interested unless this stuff did something really amazing, like cure dandruff or take coffee stains out of my carpet.

This is another scam. Personally, I like the black money from Uganda scam better.

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Tom Pullizzi
Falls Township, Pennsylvania

A. There are genuine buyers for this material. There is a research institute which buys these kind of material purely for research purpose. Please send more details and contact nos to contact you. I will be glad to help you.

ravichandar v
- sydney,nsw,australia

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? If not a scam, why make it look like one, Ravichandar? If true it would obviously make more sense for you to just tell us the name and location of the research institute rather than posting no info about it or yourself except a free disposable e-mail address you can dump and replace in 15 seconds; the same kind of untraceable free e-mail address and lack of real contact info used in all similar postings.

Ted Mooney,
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha - Pine Beach, New Jersey

DON'T ATTEMPT TO PRIVATELY CONTACT US. 'Rice Pulling' scams are crimes, and all attempted contact will be reported to the FBI.

thumbs up sign Speaking as an Idahoan.. will it also pull taters out of the dirt? WOW.... I could make a million!

Marc Green
Marc Green
anodizer - Boise, Idaho

! I am fully convinced that what Mr Md Ghouse saying is absolutely correct. I am also having a vessel which attracts raw rice from a distance of 4 inches without any external force and discolors and powders it within a few minutes. Some people are saying that there are genuine buyers for antique metal having properties like these. I don't know is it iridium or what is the purpose of it. What I personally feel is effect on rice is only a symptom of a phenomena which is yet to be explained. If there is any good buyers please contact or anybody arranging a buyer can do it on a commission basis.

- Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

! Yes I also hear about this type of metal. My one friend is a commission agent of "rice pulling". He was purchase one glass from kerala which attracts a rice from 5 inches. He has a sound buyers in India and also in foreign. If you any body want to sell please let me know.

name withheld
- India

thumbs up sign May I advertise a related product? My patent pending bullshit detector is available only to natural born suckers at a price of 10 million Nigerian dollars each, it's guaranteed to work and is in fact currently flashing and clanging loudly at these rice pulling threads.

George Ingram
- Swansea, Carms, Wales

thumbs down signOur site often receives postings "offering to buy" rp coins for millions of dollars--but they include no contact info except for a free disposable e-mail address.

Shortly thereafter we will receive offers to sell rp coins at about a third that price but they are from the very same IP address. It is obvious that these "offers to buy" are bogus and they were posted to try to make potential buyers believe that there is a resale market for this garbage. Don't believe it! All "offers to buy" are just made up to trick you. Everybody is selling; nobody is buying except the sucker who is being swindled.

Ted Mooney,
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha - Pine Beach, New Jersey

DON'T ATTEMPT TO PRIVATELY CONTACT US. 'Rice Pulling' scams are crimes, and all attempted contact will be reported to the FBI.

A. Hello Dear Readers...

Well I would like to say that so many people are suffering with this unknown business I almost heard that someone trying to sale his rp item but he lost everything which he had earned by hard work ...

In my opinion no one is true person in this field, well god bless every one ...

Hassan Quadri
- Hyderabad, A P, India
December 8, 2010

thumbs down signRP business is totally fake. I lost 2 lakhs for show. I personally advise to all friends related this field: don't believe rp especially for showcase amount.

Anwar khan
- Hyderabad, India
January 17, 2011

April 11, 2012

A. Hi all

Let me explain you about this so called RP or iridium business. There is no such business in existence. Anyone who believes about this business is being conned by some group of artists. There is a big group in Tamilnadu who is expert in doing such things. First they will find a potential investor for the material. Then the agent who is aware of the scam will introduce the investor to the seller. He will screen the investor for further process. Once he is convinced that the seller can invest some money then he will somehow convince the investor to find out a company to take this.

Now the investor will go for a search and the company of this same group will enter. The company guy will not ask for any deposits or so. We will simply come to the place where the metal is located (the same place where these artists plan). The investor believes him as he is not asking any money to come and test the material. He will come and test it ok. Now the real game starts. He will say all bullshit story about 10000 cr Rupees, etc. He will promise to do the deal only in any metro cities as it is not possible to transfer funds to the rural areas. (Mind it that this type of material is always in rural towns). He will tell the investor to get the stuff to metro cities and he will pay a token once the material is reached there within 24 hours of the arrival of the material (Token will be some 50- 100 Crores).

Now the investor is in greed to fetch that much money. This time the seller says I can't bring the stuff to any metro cities without any token advance in his place which company guy will deny. Then the investor give some money, maybe lakhs or even crores depending on his capacity to the seller to bring the stuff to metro city. They will come to an agreement and the seller will take some bonds signed and blank check from the investor as a guarantee for the balance amount. They will take the stuff to the city and the company keeps dragging saying all cock & bull stories and meantime the seller escapes.

No one can trace them as they have faked all their ID and address. They will change their phone. The investor can't go for a case because of some fear as these guys have his signed bonds and blank cheques. I don't understand why these investors are not complaining to the police. Maybe because of social embarrassment. Anybody who is been conned by this modus operandi do please mail me; I will try my best to trace these sellers and companies. I know a few groups who do like this and fetched few crores from people. We will trap them discreetly. If you trust me do please mail me. Trust me, I have done lot of research in this and finally I entered a group to find out what is their modus operandi. That's why I said I can trace.


Ram Narayan
- Chennai, India

Ed. note: We greatly appreciate the explanation, Ram, but we do not put our readers into private contact with each other. Sorry. There are many reasons we don't, but from thousands of miles away, we have no way of knowing whether this is yet another layer of the scam anyway --collecting additional money from the victims to "recover" their money. Please let undercover police officers, who are armed and sworn, and who have the legal power and resources of the state, do the undercover police work.

Q. They say iridium could be found in old treasures once as the buried gold turns into this hard metal? Is this true?

Harry Jenson
- Bangalore, Karnataka, India
September 2, 2013

A. Hi Harry. No, of course it's not true as that would violate every tenet of basic chemistry. But it is fortunate because iridium is less valuable than gold.


Ted Mooney,
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha - Pine Beach, New Jersey
September 3, 2013

DON'T ATTEMPT TO PRIVATELY CONTACT US. 'Rice Pulling' scams are crimes, and all attempted contact will be reported to the FBI.
October 17, 2014

thumbs down signHi Friends,
Please don't believe RP (rice puller) stories. All bullshit. One of my friends lost more than 1 crore and lost his health and everything. I have been observing for past 4 years; I have not seen a single success story. Please do not waste your time and energy.
It's a fake...

d kumar
- Hyderabad,tg, India

! Sr3CuIrO6 are stops the electron flow... maybe it stops conservation of energy one form to another form in front of it?

rana prathap mourya
- hydrabad, telangana, India
November 17, 2014

thumbs down signHi Rana. I have no idea if that's true or not, but believe whatever you wish -- just don't put your family into poverty by "investing" in shams and scams :-)

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and the fact that Sr3CuIrO6 has some unexpected magnetic or electrical properties is all the scammers need to add a sheen of science to their scams :-(


Ted Mooney,
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha - Pine Beach, New Jersey
December 2014

DON'T ATTEMPT TO PRIVATELY CONTACT US. 'Rice Pulling' scams are crimes, and all attempted contact will be reported to the FBI.

!! I was reading everyone's opinion. I strongly believe those stories are true, I know some people from my country that they become multi millionaires within few years which is impossible by doing only job or business, they are super big shots in our country now. You know how, by selling those products to the right sellers and they are still looking for more products. Okay, let me tell you this: I have a metal coin from 1742, one side has a head -- you can see that head thru the coin, how is it possible? It's not glass! I don't know what to do with this. Can anyone tell me what is this? and about RP? I have seen it years back. I did not believe my own eyes and I did not know what the heck are those metals, now I know after reading this forum. I can tell one thing, they are not fake.

Lalon baba
- Toronto, Canada
January 20, 2015

A. Hi. All this Iridium Ir 91 has many useful features, and it's been bid on the ounce rate, so it's not fake. But scamsters all around make their fast bucks by conning and cheating the innocent ones. And people too are greedy and fall prey to such things.

rajiv kumar
IT Consultant - Bangalore, Karnataka , INDIA
January 16, 2015

Hi everyone. Here is my story of this bullshit rice pulling material: this was totally trash, I lost 12 lakh in this thing.

Person from Chennai [name deleted by editor] approached for this business 3 years back that there was a material which is copper iridium and we can get huge money from them. He took us to west bengal where he told us that material was, and we had to pay some token advance for that material "from that we can get huge amount from the companies". This guy is a total fake where he has a relationship with some of the guys so called "the company testers". I know that there is copper iridium metal which pulls rice, but not to the extent of getting 10k crores and more. This guy is after this cheating business from past many years. Mr [name deleted by editor], sir, this guy is a very fraud; he robbed at least 45 lakhs from us. He told that he'll pay back the money which he took from us after doing some business like this. He completely ruined my life. Help me out in tracing this guy and want to teach him a good lesson so that we can save some innocent lives. Thank you everyone for this forum discussion.

Vinod kumar
- Chennai tamilnadu India
April 19, 2015

Ed. note: Sorry, we don't print the names of people you want to threaten in this forum :-)

Hi Jayprakash from Chennai. I have a strong reason to believe that Copper-Iridium alloys exist. How can I get in touch with you? Ted from what you've got to say about it?

- Pune, India
April 22, 2015

Ed. note: We don't put people together for such deals whether it's to beat the hell out of them, or try to do business with them. I realize that despite all this, you still don't realize it's a fraud. But I'm not going to help you be defrauded :-(

Hi to all. I don't know excellent English so, first, sorry to all. Please understand my feelings. 6 years back my life was very happy: weekly restaurant with my friends & family; my salary is 42000/- life is sooo happy ...

Suddenly a person enters my life; first he told me one ruppe note, next 100 rs/- eastindia eagle note, next ricepuller. Now 6 years are passed, I lose 2180000/ ... my life is closed now, I am any moment ready to do suicide for my financial transactions. Don't go for rice puller ... or duplicate rice puller (formula).

A. k. [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Andhrapradesh, India
June 4, 2015

thumbs up signHi A.K. You are doing a great service to others by warning them. Thank you very much. It may take a while to get your life back to the creature comforts you formerly enjoyed, but the world appreciates that your hardship can help so many others in the meanwhile. A large part of the reason we are on this earth is to help others, not just ourselves -- the world needs you to keep doing that.


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Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Striving to live Aloha - Pine Beach, New Jersey
June 2015

DON'T ATTEMPT TO PRIVATELY CONTACT US. 'Rice Pulling' scams are crimes, and all attempted contact will be reported to the FBI.

A. Guys, please don't get involved in such cases. There is no existence of such kind of item. I have seen hundreds of people on the road they talk about billions on "Half Chai" Tea.

So many people lost lakhs of rupees in this fake field but thank god I haven't invested a single penny. Being an NRI, people try to fool me with such kind of things but I never got trapped; instead I have seen those who invested never get return. And they are on roads and keep trying to hunt the item and innocent people to recover their losses. So be careful -- there is nothing called RP.

Saahil Khan
- Hyderabad. Telangana
August 25, 2015

! Hi dear friends. Basically iridium cannot attract rice. I will explain how it attractive: Rice is dipped in a potentially charged water 2-4 days and iridium plate is scraped with magnet and acquires a positive charge. Rice acquires negative charge. On showing, they put rice near iridium: opposite charges attract each other. So don't waste your money guys. Iridium is used mainly in rocket propulsion [housings]. On mixing with copper it will glow an electric lamp. Otherwise it has no use.

kumar marappan
- tamilnadu India
September 19, 2015

October 30, 2015

My uncle has lost around 1 crore in this scam, for some time he made me believe too that such thing exists. He introduced me to some "scientist from NASA"; they came with a protective lead box which had NASA written on it, they said it was for protection from radiation. These fake NASA scientist charged huge amount for testing the article. For last 2 years my uncle use to talk about how he was gonna make 100 crores and whatnot. He borrowed money from my friends too (he basically wanted others to earn also) without any intention of cheating others. But in last 2 years he has lost around 1 crore buying stuff, testing, traveling -- lots of financial & physical stress. Today he has police complaints register against him for borrowing money and he has sold all his assets.
Pls guys stay away from these scamsters and never introduce your friends to them. We all need to speak aginst them and need to put them behind bars.
Next time if I hear someone speaking regarding RP I will surely see to it that he gets a tight slap from me.

Sandeep P [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

A. Hi friends, same scam rice pulling but a little different...they told that I have completed the business. They're waiting for the clearance; for that they asked me to pay 200000 ... And they committed rupees 50 crs for me almost completed wait for 10 days ... but still now I didn't receive money, waiting for 6 months. I lost entire money, but still waiting friends.

tami l/span> [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- coimbatore.tamilnadu
November 2, 2015

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