ATTN People: "Free Presidential Coins" = scam

It’s probably old news but new to me and was in the Houston Chronicle today.

I picked up the paper this evening (and I’ve found out this ad has been in papers throughout America.. even the Wall Street Journal) and flipped to the back and saw what looked like a column about "free presidential coins". Read through it and it looked like you could get a display of presidential coins for a total of 28$ "shipping".

The ‘column’ says you get a years worth of coins. Then later on in the ad it says the coins are minted and sold 4 times a year. I later find out(when I call the number) that equals to 4 coins. Not the full display they show.

So at this point I’m thinking. ‘Good deal’ right? I call up and talk to the lady and find out it’s only 4 coins like I said. There is the option to buy in advance the presidential coins that will be minted in the coming 10 years though.

Got on the net and researched the deal a bit. Turns out these ‘discounted’ coins are marked up 60% from the price on the U.S. mint website.

Fucking scam.

I look at the top of the page and see the ‘column’ I read was an ADVERTISEMENT!

The ad says at the very top, " @2008 Universal Media Syndicate "Special Advertising Feature….. For World Reserve Monetary Exchange 3939 Everhard Rd. … " in tiny font.

btw. When you call the number it goes to the World Reserve Monetary Exchange.

Wonder how many people got scammed by this. It really does look official (although a bit suspicious).
thats awesome, looks like a regular news paper column.. bet they scammed a lot of old people
the chron had an article like this some time in the fall, i got all excited about it and called only to find i had to pay out the ass to do it.
I don’t know why people fall for scams like this one.
well there was a guy who made Millions selling Pre Civil War Coat Hangers

what did people get after thinking they were getting a great deal?

a fcuking nail

well there was a guy who made Millions selling Pre Civil War Coat Hangers

what did people get after thinking they were getting a great deal?

a fcuking nail

That’s ingenious.
I’d seen this in LA Times and Daily News LA on the back of the main section as well

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