Item in question is http://www.amazon.com/Layered-Deutsche-Reichsbank-signature-Specialty/dp/B014V6EU0Y/
It’s been previously reported to Amazon by myself and at least one other person, but to no avail.
What’s wrong with it? Three things.
It’s made to look like gold bars that were minted by Reichsbank (central bank of Germany from 1876 until 1945) complete with serial number, thus it’s counterfeit.
The item is physically marked as being 999/1000 pure gold, when in fact it’s gold plated steel. That’s a violation of U.S. laws and regulations.
The title is designed to deceive the consumers by including the wording of .999 Fine Pure Gold. If it’s gold clad steel, it’s not pure anything and it’s certainly not .999 fine, nor is it gold. In addition, as any decent jewelry dealer can tell you, referring to something as gold that’s not at least solid 10K is a violation of FTC regs.
My review that got rejected:
Title: Fake, counterfeit, and fraudulent. Scam item.
As mentioned by others, this item is illegal to sell in the United States. It is fake gold, but is marked as being pure gold. That’s a violation of federal law. In addition, it’s made to look like gold bars that were minted by Reichsbank (the central bank of Germany from 1876 until 1945) complete with serial numbers. That makes this counterfeit as well as fraudulent. To top it off, the seller(s) are trying to fool the customers by putting .999 Fine Pure Gold in the title, which is another violation of U.S. laws and regulations.
Shame on Amazon for allowing this to be sold. More so, shame on the sellers of this item for not only trying to rip off consumers, but also for putting this out in general circulation where it can continue to be used to scam people.
Edited by: OutWest on May 24, 2016 3:24 AM