If you’ve read about any of the
gold investment scams that have been discovered in the past few years, you’ve probably
noticed that many of them featured an extensive marketing campaign built
to instill trust and play on investors’ fears of economic collapse.
While not every persuasive gold advertisement is necessarily a scam, it
is more important than ever to pay attention to how an investment opportunity
is marketed when you’re making decisions about where to stash your
Gold Investment Fraud and Manipulative Advertising Tactics
When you’re watching, listening to, or reading an ad for a gold investment
opportunity, pay attention to how the ad attempts to convince you to buy.
Does it assure you of the “absolute safety” of gold in the
event of economic collapse? Does it profess to be a completely
“risk free” investment? Are you being tempted to turn your retirement investments over to gold?
Does the pitch mostly depend on a celebrity endorsement? Are you left
with only a vague idea of how the investment really works?
While you should always do thorough research on any new investment product,
the number of recent gold investment cons should make investors wary.
Make sure you do lots of research if you’re unfamiliar with gold
investing, and be sure to ask lots of questions about the real products
and risks involved.
For more information about steering clear of gold investment fraud, please
also see our helpful FAQ, “How Can I Avoid Getting Involved in a
Gold Investment Scam?”
If you have already become the victim of a gold investment scam, it may
be possible to recover your investment losses. The experienced
investment fraud attorneys with Meyer Wilson would be happy to speak with you today to evaluate your
case and explain more. Give us a call or simply fill out the confidential
contact form on this page to get started.