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Is APMEX secure to buy Silver Coins?

Anibal sent us an email with a question about Apmex:

This is my first time to buy silver coins from APMEX.
I would like to know if APMEX is a true, secure, reliable company to buy those silver coins.
I did buy some silver coins from goldsilver.com and they send me coins. But their prices are a little more expensive than APMEX.
Please, help me.
Thank you so much.



Hi Anibal,

My experience with APMEX has been very good. I’ve talked with people from their company, and they even invited me to come to Oklahoma and see their vaults. I haven’t gone yet, but plan to sometime in 2011 or possibly early 2012.

The link below will take you through HowToBuyGoldX.com to Apmex. HowToBuyGoldX.com recommends buying silver and gold through Apmex as well.


Hope that’s helpful for you! Please let me know how your experience goes with ordering from Apmex. Would be good to know your experience.


Another Gold Mining and Gold Investment Scam

We’ve long been warning that as the price of gold and silver and various other commodities picks up, new scams will come along similar to all the phishing and Nigerian fraud emails which have been going around for years.

In the case of this gold mining fraud email, Berewa Mining (with an @yahoo.co.uk address?) is asking you to confirm your address is real by sending them a response.

While they are not asking for more than a reply email at this point, this is the first step in a series of steps in which they will attempt to gain your trust, seducing your better nature into believing that they really do have gold dust or gold to export, which they will “give” to you, if you’ll only give them:

– Your bank account details
– Your social security number
– An address where you can receive some package and re-send it along to them

We don’t know the endgame here. But if you receive an email from berewamining01@yahoo.co.uk, or an email that looks like the one below, know that it’s highly suspect and very likely a scam.

If you actually want to buy gold or silver, do it through reputable companies like GoldMoney or Apmex.




From: Berewa Mining
Date: Sat, May 28, 2011 at 6:04 AM
Subject: gold

Dear Sir,

I am writing to you as a Miner and Miner’s representative We have offices in Dakar Senegal and free town sierra Leone & Banjul the Gambia,Guinea Conakry as well as Burkina Faso.

our firm is ready to do business with any interested person or persons who is ready to exploit in our field of business.

I have the mandate to arrange for prospective buyers who are interested to buy our diamonds and gold here,we have fine uncut stones, (assorted Parcels) sizes from 1.5 to 17carrat and colors are from (D TO I), AND PURITY IS CRYSTAL CLEAR,(v v s 1, v v s 2, e.t.c.
Our prices are moderate and negotiable, we take our products through all the various processes ( bank, customs and Kimberly certificate) in the interest and safety of our customers because our customers interest comes first.

We give you the best deal ever around the sub-region .
You will not be disappointed for doing business with us.
Your reply will be appreciated and treated with urgency

Yours truly,

Are You Trading Time For Dollars, But Not Time For Gold?

Premise: You’re Already Investing, You just don’t know it.

Before you read this article, please note… I am a guest poster on identityTheftSecrets. The views and opinions I am about to express may or may not reflect those of the owners of this site. I am not a financial advisor or an attorney.

All decisions you make are yours and yours alone. I am going to state what I see now, and what I see coming in the next couple of years. While I have done extensive research on both gold buying and identity theft, your investment and gold buying (or non-investment and/or non-gold buying) decisions are yours and yours alone. Having read this article does not constitute professional advice in any way. Buy whatever you think is best (gold, silver, copper, neodymium, europium, oil, stock, cows, whatever… based on what you decide is right. Just whatever you do, have an educated opinion based on real information). Continue reading Are You Trading Time For Dollars, But Not Time For Gold?

How to Spot a Fake: Gold, Silver, and Dealers

With prices of gold and silver on the rise, it’s important to remember basic strategies in spotting fakes to prevent getting swindled.  Even good dealers can mistakes, so it’s up to you, the receiving party, to verify the coin or bar’s authenticity.

Here is how to spot fake gold and silver.

Real Gold

The easiest (though not always the most accurate) way to tell real gold from fakes is by its color.  Gold has a dull golden sheen while those alloyed with copper and silver tend to have a reddish tint.

Gold is also surprisingly heavy.  It is in fact much heavier than silver, lead, and tungsten (which are some of the metals used in making counterfeits).  After gaining some experience, you’ll find that fake gold coins will often weigh as little as half the amount of real gold.

Just because a piece of gold looks right doesn’t mean it is pure gold.  Oftentimes, fakes will have a coating of gold to fool the buyer.  Because destructive methods in which you scratch the gold is undesirable, you may consider investing in a tool called a Fisch.  A Fisch has the standard coin shape, thickness, and diameter built into its plastic body and uses a simple balancing mechanism to see if there is enough weight within the physical parameters to be authentic gold.  It works on many types of coins, including American Eagle, Maple Leaf, and British Sovereign. Continue reading How to Spot a Fake: Gold, Silver, and Dealers

Gold Dust SCAM from Grace Makumba – myprivat00@att.net

Please, please please. We’re begging you.

If you want to buy gold, please do it through a reputable organization.

Two reputable places we recommend if you want to buy gold:
GoldMoney (set up an account)

Or get more educated about buying gold at http://www.HowToBuyGoldX.com

Please don’t fall for this SCAM about gold dust. As the price of gold and silver continue to increase, more and more of these gold scams are creeping up. Don’t be a victim. Buy gold through reputable companies instead.
Here’s the scam email.


From: Grace Makumba
Date: Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 5:28 AM
Subject: Dear sir,

Dear sir,
MY Name is Mrs GRACE MAKUMBA the wife of late Chief K. MAKUMBA the
former village chief where there are Gold field here in Ghana.
My late husband died last year November, but before his death he has
260 kilos of gold dust in his position as the village chief.
after his death nothing has left with my children, i therefore decided
to contact you so that you will fly down to Ghana to enable us meet
face to face and reach an Agreement, then after our meeting you will
help me to ship the gold into your country for sales.
then after selling the commodities you will use the money to assist
our family to invest it in any profitable business.
if you are interested do contact me immediately for more details.
Mrs Grace Makumba


Don’t fall for it.

Two reputable places we recommend if you want to buy gold:
GoldMoney (set up an account)

Or get more educated about buying gold at http://www.HowToBuyGoldX.com

How Buying Gold Online Could Protect You Against Identity Theft

Buying gold online protects you against Identity Theft?

That may seem like a stretch, but stick with me here for a minute because I’m going to show you how identity thieves are at least partially to blame for the global economic crisis, and how buying gold can help you hedge your bets against this crime.  Also, identity thieves in chat forums online are talking A LOT right now about how they are using stolen money, YOUR money, to buy gold through various gold sellers online. Buying gold (and silver) gives them the best methods for preserving their plunder and converting it into something tangible that will hold it’s value. Even criminals think buying gold (online or wherever they can get their hands on gold) is a good idea right now.

Buying Gold onlineIdentity Thieves Are at least partially responsible for the financial meltdown. And this does tie into protecting yourself through an online account which lets you buy real, physical gold.

  • Leverage your money by putting it into gold and silver.
  • Buy Gold Bullion.
  • Gold at all-time high, and buying online makes it easy!

So seems to be a common theme in advertising over the past few months as the price of gold has reached for the stars.

And anyone who thinks that identity theft and the financial meltdown are separate from one another clearly hasn’t taken the brief moment it takes to connect the dots.

So let me help connect the dots between identity theft, financial meltdown, and how buying gold is still a good idea and an excellent way to protect at least some of your assets (and yourself) against identity theft. Continue reading How Buying Gold Online Could Protect You Against Identity Theft