As global markets are currently seeing daily turmoil, worried investors are seeking safe havens for their funds. Many are looking to new investment plans to help their money grow. With the price of gold at an all time high of more than $1,700 per ounce, Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is advising consumers to do their homework before making tempting gold transactions.
Whether through an online venue, an at home “gold party,” or your local jeweler, many consumers are looking to sell their gold jewelry for some quick cash. However, not just any dealer can be trusted. In just this year alone, nationwide BBB has already received more than 500 complaints against gold, silver and platinum dealers, a number that is well on its way to reaching 2010’s 581 total complaints.
“Consumers need to be on the lookout for not so reputable sellers,” said Kim States, BBB President. “Many of the complaints we receive stem from false advertising and delivery issues where the consumer (more…)