I'm writing to call people's attention to a silver investment offer targeting local zip codes that worries me.
The offer in question occupies a full page in the other newspaper in our area and is labeled as an advertisement.
Anyone interested is told to answer within two days. This offer is made by a company whose name implies that it is an official/government Mint that produces and stamps information as to weight and quality on them. It then goes on to claim the special price ("$29 per heavy half ounce bar") is much lower than the normal price, with implication that this offer is a wonderful bargain. The problem is that it is no such thing!
I checked in to the spot price for standard silver bars on the internet and found that it was $15 per ounce...much less than the "Special Offer" which sounded too good to be true and was. Let the buyer beware.