Cash4Gold – Scam

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United States is a big Scam! A few months ago, I saw the commercials and without doing my research, sent some of my wife’s gold pieces she didn’t want anymore because we were short on cash for bills. I expected around 1000$ for that gold, understanding that I would get pay for the Scrap Value, even though the jewelry was not broken.

I got a check for 79.21$!! I tried to use their Guarantee and get the gold pieces back, and was unsuccessful! It was impossible to get a hold of them. I drove 3 hours to their address listed on their website and found what seemed to be an empty warehouse! Someone needs to stop … read more ->

Cramer Warns on Gold Scams

With the economy in decline, and the price of gold above $960 per ounce on February 25, demand for gold is on the rise. It’s a big topic these days and one I’m focusing on more and more on Mad Money. So I’m going to spend the next few days here talking about the gold market; how to buy gold, where your best options lie, and how to avoid scams when trading in gold.

Gold has been around for centuries, ever since the first gold coins were made by King Croesus of Lydia around 560 B.C.

I wonder how old King Croesus would have felt about selling his precious currency to an outfit like “”

These guys are priceless and …

Beware Cash4Gold and other gold-buying ripoffs

I don’t watch much broadcast TV, and when I do I skip as many commercials as possible, but even I have seen the incessant televised advertisements for a company called Cash4Gold, and I’m sure most of you have, too (they even had a Super Bowl ad). The company is being heavily promoted online as well.

The sell sounds great on the surface: You pack up all your old jewelry that you’ll never wear again into an envelope and send it, insured, to Cash4Gold. They melt it down and cut you a check for the value of the gold. End of process. It sounds better than going to a pawn shop — the process is simple and requires no personal interaction … read more ->

Cash4Gold – terrible service

Hello, more than 6 weeks ago I sent away my envelope to They say that your envelope is tracked and secure the entire journey. 3 weeks after submitting my envelope, I still could not track my package, I finally got them to answer an email, and it had been received the week before but no one entered the tracking envelope. I received my check for a diamond ring and solid gold coin, 86 dollars. I of course refused the payment and they said they would follow their standard practice and ship my gold back to me. The following day I was issued a UPS tracking number, but it has never been shipped, just a label prepared by c4g. I … read more ->

Beware of Gold Buying Scams

With unemployment up, the price of gold hitting $1000 an ounce in the last thirty days, and many people outright “spooked” by the economy, you may be thinking it’s a good time to unload some gold jewelry.  Maybe a few rings from your college years?  A necklace from the 1980’s that just isn’t in style anymore?  Or even a family heirloom that you’ve never been fond of.  If that’s what you’re thinking, then there are lots of people ready to talk to you.  Unfortunately, not all of them are scupulous.

Scammers are on the gold-buying circuit, promising everything from “the highest per ounce price being paid” to “overnight cash back.”  ”It’s easy,” they say, to “turn Jewelry into CASH” like … read more ->


Deb of Hopkinton, RI March 16, 2009

I weighed and insured my package before shipping. Items included one 24 kt gold 1 gram ingot (they called it a ‘charm’) as well as several 18 kt pieces and one 21 kt bracelet. Items weighed in at 7.5 oz.

I got a check in the mail 3 weeks later for less than $120. When I phoned to say ‘send my items back; they’re worth more than that to me’, the receptionist asked, how much were you expecting to get? ‘A lot more than that’. She asked me to wait a moment, then came back on the line and told me that she wasn’t surprised I expected more based on the weight of … read more ->

Rip Off

I sent six 14 k gold rings with diamonds, a 14 k gold necklace, a 14 k gold bracelet and some misc silver and gold. Cash 4 gold down graded all of my gold to 12 k when it was all clearly stamped 14 k. I sent cash 4 gold five 1/4 karat Diamonds they gave me $1.20 a dollar twenty. In all truth what I sent in to cash 4 gold was worth around $4, 000.00 Four thousand dollars and they sent me in return $82.76 yeah eighty-two dollars. I would advise anyone who is thinking about sending any jewelry in to cash 4 gold to not do so. Cash 4 gold is the biggest rip off. I called … read more ->

Cash4Gold Complaints – Do NOT use FAST CASH Option

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United States

Do NOT use FAST CASH Option

DO NOT GO FOR “FAST CASH” OPTION. My wife and I recently sent 2 wedding rings with 3 diamonds each. We had purchased the rings in Mayors, 18K gold, good quality diamonds. We went to 3 local PAWN SHOPS to sell the rings. One told us they’d give us $350. The second one $310, the third one $330.

We wanted a little more than that so we decided to try Cash4Gold. With all their advertisements of “Eliminate the middle man” and the supposed “customer testimonials” we figured we’ll AT LEAST get the $350. We sent the items, waited 2 weeks for our check (Thank God we didn’t take … read more ->


Jason of Levittown, PA February 21, 2009

I sent in 2 10k gold figero chains that i weighed and calculated the market value myself which came between $216.19 and $228.00. i asked for an appraisal for the items when they got there. they never called to give me an appraisal, they just sent me a check for $17.30. the paystub says 1 10k and 1 sterling. that’s probably because white gold looks like silver. shows they didn’t appraise it, bs.

I want my jewelry back or full value!

I have gotten ripped-off for money and jewelry.… read more ->

Cash4Gold Rip-Off

C D Whipple of Newton, MA February 13, 2009
WHAT I GOT: Cash4Gold paid me a TOTAL of $138.74. The silver quarters worth $10 = Cash4Gold paid me ONLY $3.16. I would have gotten more value if I dropped those silver coins in a vending machine to buy junk food. This is an OUTRAGE!

1 0.39 cts marquis-cut diamond ring (my engagement ring)
1 gold wedding band with little diamonds (my husband’s)
1 gold bracelet
7 gold earrings
1 white gold earring with little diamonds
2 gold pendants
1 gold ring
40 silver quarters ($10)

I was fooled by Cash4Gold. Enticed by their tv commercials, unemployed and needed cash to buy gifts for my family for Christmas … read more ->