Cash4Gold set their legal dogs on blogging critics
A couple of months ago, we reported that heavyweight US gold-buying company Cash4Gold (we reckon they mi$$ed the chance to drop a dollar sign in there) were setting up a gold-melting tepee in the UK and offering skint punters the chance to trade in their unwanted gold for top prices.
Trouble is, it’s all starting to go a bit sour for Cash4Gold and their American wing has started firing out legal threats against the Consumerist website and a whistleblower who spilled the beans about some of the company’s practices and the way they make their money, namely offering scandalously low amounts for the gold belonging to their unsuspecting, and in some cases, ignorant customers.
This follows another incident when a writer who had been critical of Cash4Gold was offered money if he would tone down the negative article he had penned about them. Presumably if the company didn’t wheel out their legal big guns, it’s safe to assume that Cash4Gold will offer you one third of the actual price of your gold as alleged in the piece.
Finally, here’s their UK ad (below), and we think you’ll agree it’s classy stuff. Cash4Gold then. Probably best if you avoid them.