Ripped off

I sent in multiple pieces of jewelry and received a check (far later than they promised) for $98.34. One bracelet that I sent in was 18 k and they sent on the statement that it was 14 k. I have a receipt from the original purchase of that bracelet for $448.00. These people are con artists and do not have a reliable business. One ring had 12 small diamonds in it, they paid me $2.16 for this item. Save yourself a lot of frustration and just take your unwanted or broken jewelry to your local jewelry store or pawn shop!… read more ->

Cash4Gold Complaints – lost jewelry

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United States

Sent package full of good jewelry was told a month later it was lost in the mail and to file a complaint which was a joke. Company is a scam and liars. Everyone should read the Better Business Bereau this company gets a D- rating there must be a good reason why. Also a former employee says this company is a scam. Everyone please read all complaints about this company there are alot!!!… read more ->


I want to share a story, I learned the hard way and hope to help others. This is also an update to my guide about scammers and PayPal. After selling a gold coin (180148426395) I learned of this scam/rip-off setup. Here’s how the scam works. This guy stole a credit card account and registered as that person with eBay. He even used the correct address on the account because eBay requires that the registration and credit card billing address match.

When the auction ended I did get this address, but he quickly emailed me to ask me to please send the coin to Latvia. Saying that he was ONLY the financial intermediary and would get his commission if I sent … read more ->

Payment for gold

I saw an ad on TV about Cash 4 Gold buying old gold jewelry. The people in the commercial indicated they got good money for sending in their old gold jewelry. I logged in to the website and sked for a refiners return kit. I got the kit quickly and sent in my old gold jewelry. After a couple of weeks I got a check from them for $37.12, a fraction of the value of what I sent in. I called in and was told my jewelry had not been melted down yet and if I returned the check within 10 days I would get my original jewelry returned. I did return the check, it has been 10 days and … read more ->

False Advertising

Sent in package of Jewelry on 04/06/09 called on 04/16/09 they had not received it yet called again on 04/25/09 and was told it was lost in the mail file a complaint with USPS but package is on guaranteed for 40.00 dollars not the full amount that they state in the commercial or in their pamphlet. This company does nothing but lie!!!… read more ->

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 ->