I used to be a member of Egold when I started earning money online about 10-15 years ago. Back then, some sites would send you earnings (no matter how small) to your Egold account weekly. Your earnings would fluctuate depending on the price of gold. Does this sound like Bitcoin slightly? Except Bitcoins dont really exist. Egold was meant to backed up with gold in a real vault somewhere.
Anyway Egold got shut down. You can get the full story HERE from Wiki. I recently got an email saying I can recover my money and make a claim to have it recovered. The word "SCAM" did enter my mind but I still have my log in details and so logged in to Egold to see how much is owing to me. A nice sum is sitting there waiting. To all those in the same position as me, be prepared for a "process" of proving your identity. Uploading ID, proving where you live etc. I had a problem with my ID (I simply entered it wrong) because it was knocked back so I questioned them via email. They did reply promptly. After this, and I almost missed it, you log in to another website, and re-provide your details including address, tax and banking details. Now all I have to do is wait for a cheque because the amount is under $1000. It may take a couple of months but its my money and I earnt it.
Its now the 5th of February 2014 and guess what I got a US check in the mail from e-gold! I'm still in shock it actually arrived. Well I hope it doesn't bounce. I will keep you all informed.