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Glenn Beck Rips You Off with Gold

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How fittingly appropriate! All you conservatives who love Glenn Beck and believe his pathetic lies - I want you all to listen to him and buy GOLD. Glenn Beck is endorsing Goldline and hawking you to buy this commodity. Beck gives a new meaning, "A Fool and his Gold are soon parted!"

Authorities in California said have opened an investigation into Goldline International, a company that pioneered the practice of weaving its sales pitches into broadcasts by popular conservative political personalities -- including two former presidential candidates and Fox News host. 

"There are two main types of complaints we're seeing," said Adam Radinsky of the Santa Monica City Attorney's office, which has launched what it described as a joint investigation with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

"One is that customers say that they were lied to and misled in entering into their purchases of gold coins," he said. "And the other group is saying that they received something different from what they had ordered."

In an interview to be broadcast on ABC News Nightline Monday night and Good Morning America Tuesday morning, Radinsky said the probe is in its early stages and involves more than 100 consumer complaints about Goldline and one other Santa Monica, California-based company, Superior Gold Group.

A lawyer for Superior said the company does not comment on investigations. Goldline officials said customer complaints are infrequent and it responds immediately to address them. The proof of its commitment to customer satisfaction, they said, is Goldline's top rating from the Better Business Bureau. "When we learn that customers have not received the experience they deserve, we investigate and take action," said Scott Carter, Goldline's executive vice president, in a letter to ABC News.

The marriage of conservative talk and gold sales appears to make sense – both have traditionally targeted an audience that is skeptical of the government, concerned about the nation's economic future, and uneasy about inflation and the stability of American currency.
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Yeah America, protect yourself from inflation - buy overpriced Gold! Glenn Beck is not the only Conservative endorsement, other Fox news personalities are endorsing Goldline and these personalities are telling you to trust this company. 



Bottomline is, Goldline is employing questionable sales tactic. They may be legitimate in selling gold, but their price markup and the push to sell gold coins to the uneducated consumer is what is making the headlines. The principal complaint, when the cost of the gold coin you are buying is higher than the gold value, you have just been scammed.

Goldline is playing on your fear. Fear of the down economy. The loss of income and value of your retirement. But is it a scam???
Well they say the uneducated have been overpaying since the beginning of currency. Those that don't do their research will eventually be paying for it.

Good Job, Glenn. Goldline knows the majority of your viewers are the uneducated conservative population of the US. Beck is getting top dollars to be the pitchman - he gets richer while you just bought an overpriced piece of gold.

I believe Warren Buffet said, "Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful."

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0 # RE: Glenn Beck Rips You Off with Goldcaty 2010-07-23 10:34
it is so refreshing to see Beck's followers buying gold from their leader. What a treat. thanks.
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0 # ABC Has No IntegrityGuest 2010-07-25 19:08
I am not here to defend Glenn Beck or Goldline. I am here to point out that ABC's recent hatchet job is disturbing. Is this what passes for journalism in these days?

Brian Ross was clearly not objective during the 8-minute-34-second segment. Roughly 2 minutes into the segment Ross states, "Goldline and another Santa Monica-based company are under investigation after more than 100 complaints from around the country." 

Ross never mentioned the name of the other company during the entire segment. Why? How many of the 100-plus complaints were from customers of Goldline? How many from the unnamed company? The answers never came.

An honest reporter would have asked those questions. 

The BBB rates Goldline "A+" (40 complaints over 36 months, all resolved to the satisfaction of the customers and the BBB.)

Superior Gold Group, the company not mentioned on air by Ross has an "F" rating (46 complaints over 36 months -- 25 unanswered).

There was clearly an agenda in place, yet websites, perhaps without thinking, are parroting ABC's shoddy reporting and the liberals applaud. Apparently they are okay with shoddy reporting as long as it's not on FOX.

You can hate Glenn Beck all you want, but when there is an obvious agenda to silence free speech, you should be on the side of the person whose speech they are trying to silence, if for no other reason than it might be your speech they want to silence next.
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0 # RE: ABC Has No IntegrityGuest 2010-07-25 20:18
What about Free Speech for the Consumer???
If there are complaints - they should be heard!
ABC is not the only network reporting on these complaints:

ireport.cnn.com/.../latest
mediamatters.org/.../...
thepissedoffconsumer.com/.../...
motherjones.com/.../...
complaintsboard.com/.../...
www.examiner.com/.../
ripoffreport.com/.../...

Even though you say you do not defend Beck or Goldline - would you dare go and BUY gold via goldline today????
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