There are numerous scams out there that involve precious metals, specifically
gold. If you are considering investing in gold, you need to be aware of
some recent schemes.
One of the most common
gold scams involves companies that offer to buy and store the gold for you. They
may charge you a fee to store the gold, as they make it appear as though
they are offering you an additional benefit. For investors who are not
familiar with gold, this type of arrangement may be attractive, as it
can be overwhelming trying to figure out how to store large quantities
of gold bullion. Unfortunately, in some cases, the gold never existed
in the first place and the investors’ money is lost.
It is important to mention that there are legitimate companies out there
that buy and sell gold. If you are considering making such an investment,
you should go through a reputable gold dealer. You will want to make sure
that the company has a long and verifiable track record. Check with the
Better Business Bureau to find out more about the gold dealer’s
history and whether any complaints have been made.