WFDB forwarded the attached letter to be brought to your attention.
We have suffered an unfortunate event whereby a 5.47ct K VS1 brilliant diamond (dimensions xxxxxxxxx)was switched at our counter at the Istanbul Fair on 18 March 2009.
The culprits used fake identities to enter the fair. Though they were two apparent people involved, the gang might comprise of more as the representatives present recall another person who was waiting at the door (apparently a waiting client), who also departed at the same time.
They appear to be of East-Asian origin and claimed to be from
Given their international background, it is a concern for all, as they might hit other forthcoming events.
If possible, keep a suspicious eye out for a 5.47ct brilliant. In these bad times, the last thing we need are crooks making our lives even more difficult.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or even per chance a lead.
Hard Stone Processing (Pty) Ltd
Tel : +264 61 213590
Fax : +264 61 213523