Sunday , 21 April 2024

Own Gold & Protect Your Wealth; Keep Your Mouth Shut & Protect Your Safety

If you own and possess gold and silver, you’ve taken a big step toward securingshhhh-20140722163330 financial protection for yourself and your family. [The next, even more important, step is to] then keep your mouth shut to protect your safety.

The above introductory comments are edited excerpts from and article* by Guy Christopher, a guest columnist for entitled Got Gold at Home? Reading This Could Save Your Life. (Hat Tip to SeniorD)

The following article is presented courtesy of Lorimer Wilson, editor of (Your Key to Making Money!)and (A site for sore eyes and inquisitive minds) and has been edited, abridged and/or reformatted (some sub-titles and bold/italics emphases) for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read. This paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.

Christopher goes on to say in further edited excerpts:

Like most, you probably keep all or some of your precious metals close at hand which minimizes counterparty risk and boosts emergency preparedness, but you could be a potential target of vicious criminals if you aren’t careful.  The same is true if you have cash or jewelry.  The best defense you’ll ever have is to keep your business to yourself.

You can become your own worst enemy by ignoring your responsibility to protect your own privacy.  For too many, that lesson was learned too late, or sadly, never learned at all:

February, 2012: A retiree in Gonzales, Louisiana answered his door around 10 p.m.  He recognized his visitor, a former employee.  As he opened the door, five others hiding outside rushed in and overpowered the man, his wife, and their son-in-law.  The killers cut their throats before stealing a metal safe reportedly containing a hundred thousand dollars in gold, silver, and rare coins. Police learned during their investigation the murdered retiree happily talked to anybody and everybody about the wealth he kept in his safe at home.

March, 2013: An elderly man living northwest of Baltimore, Maryland answered his door at 3 a.m.  Three criminals rushed in with guns.  They pistol whipped the victim, then went straight to a safe containing gold and cash, which they took away with them.  As they left, they pistol whipped the victim again.

December, 2011: A man, his wife, and his daughter returned home from dinner at a restaurant near their home just outside Houston, Texas.  As they entered the house, two thugs hiding outside broke in waving pistols, demanding the homeowner open his safe.  They terrified the family for over two hours, and got what they came for only after shoving a pistol in the daughter’s mouth.  The brutal criminals escaped with a half million in cash and gold.

November, 2013: Three armed criminals overpowered a sleeping homeowner living in a luxury high-rise near Palisades Park, New Jersey and escaped with $2 million in cash and gold.  They knew what they wanted, came prepared, and spent three hours ransacking his home and his safe.

August, 2013: A woman returning home just after midnight in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho found two strangers parked in her driveway.  When she confronted them, they fled.  Inside, she found her elderly, disabled father unharmed, but two safes containing a reported quarter million dollars in cash and gold were gone.

There are more such stories, particularly involving folks with stashes of cash or jewelry. The common theme to these home invasion crimes is the victims were not randomly selected. In each case, someone knew about the valuables kept at home who had no business knowing. Someone talked who should not have talked.  What should have been confidential information about fortunes kept at home was out there on the streets…

Cases of savage home invasions by criminals looking for gold and silver used to be extremely rare.  Now, those crimes are slowly increasing in number and frequency as public awareness of precious metals grows, as the economy slowly sinks into the mud, and as gold and silver become more sought after.

Now is the time to take a responsible look at your own habits and practices, by asking yourself just a few personal questions.

  • Do you like to brag?
  • Do you have difficulty keeping a secret?
  • Do you confide your personal dealings to a short list of close friends?
  • Do many casual acquaintances know your business?

These key questions indicate whether you are risking too much by broadcasting your private matters.

  • Do you share too much about your personal business online through social media such as Facebook?
  • Do you use Craigslist or newspaper want ads to buy or sell valuables?

Social media is here to stay, but that doesn’t mean you have to risk your safety by advertising every private matter in your life, especially those involving your wealth…

A hard look at your own honest answers to my questions and other questions of your own will go a long way in preventing criminal horrors from happening to you.  Don’t look to friends, relatives, police, government, or media for any answers.  Look instead to your own responsible, independent, God-given common sense.

Own precious metals to protect your wealth – then keep your mouth shut to protect your safety.

Editor’s Note: The author’s views and conclusions in the above article are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original post. Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor.
* (© 2014 Money Metals Exchange ; Contact Money Metals Exchange for all your precious metal needs.)

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