BitGold Inc. - very suspicious - will they burst like a bubble?

by Rudolf Faix 24. July 2015 15:52

First of all BitGold is an official registered company. Only their own marketing, their own presentation on the Internet and the canvassing of their members makes this company very suspicious. Especially the misleading promises by aquiring new members found in the social networks are more destroying the image of a stock traded company than giving them a good reputation.

BitGold tries to be a copy from Paypal with the additional possibility to have a stock of gold. Gold has been from around 600 BC until the First World War the main currency. With other words BitGold tries to secure their members with a stock of gold, which can get used as a currency for payments by using the actual buy and sell prices.

For growing faster by getting more members they try to give you a commission for each new member which you get into the system. Together with their own system of different promotions, commission payments and the greediness and incapability to read of their members leads to misleading promotions by giving false promises. This fail shows that Joshua Crumb and Roy Sebag have a lot to learn about marketing, promotion and how to get and keep a good reputation.

Such a misleading promotion gets found on Facebook:

BitGold is the new and way better BitCoin check it out for yourself you get over $8 to join FREE!! and over $8 each referral that joins free watch the video below and then get your free money by joining http://BitGold.com/r/PHtH8C

Here is the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZknYm6itS_I

see you all at http://BitGold.com/r/PHtH8C

True is like it is stated in the Golden Heart referral program:

Send this unique address to your friends via email, text message, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. When a friend signs up using your unique web address they receive 0.025 g ($0.87) grams of Gold and you receive 0.025 g ($0.87) grams of Gold instantly!*

* The Golden Heart(TM) referral program bonus may vary in each region and is subject to change without notice.

The above statement makes a company already unserious. It is like a lottery if you get something or not if you promote their service. As nowhere is written which countries are supported and how much you get for a promotion in each country is it nothing else than a teasing of their own members. They even have all option in this case to cheat. The phrase "The Golden Heart(TM) referral program bonus may vary in each region" looks for me like racism and is for me and in my view nothing else than a scam. As we know are scammers lazy, this company is even too greedy or too lazy for developing a system which is valid for the whole world. They are even too lazy to inform their members by email about some changes in the rules and have written "... and is subject to change without notice". That is for me already a reason for not making business with them. In Europe are such phrases useless and are invalid in front of the law court. A company can even get fined for such rules. Any changes in conditions have to get announced in an acceptable timeframe - mostly one month - before they are getting valid.

Three years ago Joshua Crumb has been a senior Global Metals Strategist at Goldman Sachs in London. All specialists are a more or less chaotic. I think that is the reason why we find the same chaos from their Golden Heart(TM) referral program very well documented in their company structure. That is looking for me more like a haphazard mess instead of a well-planned action:

BitGold has overtaken the GoldMoney platform from the billionaire Eric Sprott. With GoldMoney they bought 150,000 customers and more than 1.5 billion dollars in assets. These must now getting successfully integrated into one platform. At BusinessWire we can read the next change from BitGold Inc.: "The first step will be a name change of BitGold Inc. to GoldMoney Inc., subject to regulatory approval.". With this action they like to use the traditional name and the good reputation from GoldMoney Inc. We will see how long it will take until the reputation from GoldMoney will get destroyed too.

The web-based platform, which got created under the leadership of Joshua Crumb and Roy Sebag, makes the impression like she is still under development - especially if you are taking a look at it in German language. There you'll find a very bad translation of the content with a mix up of English messages and content. Even Google translate makes a better translation of the content.

BitGold bad translation

Especially the preselection of the language in the user section shows us that the site got cheap programmed in Eastern Europe, India or Russia. The possibility to have the site after log-in in English or German language is completely missing:

BitGold offered languages

The next failure on the website gives you the same impression that the Canadian address from BitGold Inc. is nothing else than only a post forwarding service. If you are following the link on the site Missing Golden Heart™ bonus (Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015 09:48AM EDT) at point 6

6. Your friend resides in a country where BitGold is currently not available. Click here to view our list of supported countries.

you'll get the next surprise:

BitGold support center

The above facts and the fact that I even did not get any answer from the customer service gives me the impression that their customers and members are not important - especially if they seem to be from a low wage country. That shows only the limited horizon in thinking from the owners and directors of Bitgold Inc. They seem not to understand that people from Europe and USA are enjoying their retirement time in Asian countries. These kinds of people are normally not really the poor ones.

My experience is that every company, which has been growing too fast, blurted like a bubble. The question is only how their customer and members are getting their gold in the case of a crash and how long it will take? It is much easier to speculate with the money from others as with your own.

 

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