Poland Golden Fleece

August 28, 2012 - 7:37 AM
A closed outlet of the financial institute Amber Gold in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, after the organization was liquidated and has emerged as an unsustainable pyramid scheme. Amber Gold promised guaranteed returns of between 10 to 14 percent annually for what it claimed were investments in gold and for many of its clients who grew up under communism the prospects of high returns on investments was too much to resist. Now officials say it operated like a pyramid scheme, and thousands of its clients are facing the prospect of never seeing their money again.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)