Gold Chain Scam

Be aware of curb chains,

they may not be what they seem!!

Please don’t get caught out by this scam!

We have seen so many curb chains recently, which have been offered in as 9ct gold, yet on testing we have found that they are silver Gold Curb Chainor even base metal underneath.

The most popular are curb chains but we have seen other styles.

In some cases the scam artists use real 9ct gold chain ends and real 9ct gold catches but the chain is only gold plated.

There is no doubt that these chains have been made especially to con people. By soldering 9ct chain ends and 9ct catches with gold plated chains, which have no scrap value, they have gone to great lengths to make you believe the chain is solid 9ct gold.

These are not just simply gold plated base chains, many have a fake and some even have real British hallmarks on the chain ends, which is why some of people have been caught out.

This is a real scam that is costing our customers a lot money as the chains vary from 10g to over 100g each, even the lighter ones will cost you a great deal of money.

There is no doubt that these chains have been made especially to scam people. By soldering 9ct chain ends and 9ct catches with gold plated chains, which have no scrap value, they have gone to great lengths to make you believe the chain is solid 9ct gold.

If you are offered a chain at way below the retail or second hand price be wary, if it is below the scrap price be very wary. The old adage applies, if it looks to good to be true, it probably is! A good scam appeals to peoples greed.

The only way not to get caught out by this con is by filing all chains and testing with acid rather than just checking the hallmark as it now looks like you can’t even trust a hallmark!

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