In this article we’ll be looking at why exactly we believe MinnersGold.com is a scam. Unfortunately, there have been a lot of investment-type sites popping up lately, scamming people out of their money and hard-earned cash.
Hopefully, by the end of this article, you’ll have learned a thing or two on how to spot an investment scam, so that in the future, you also can help warn yourself and others against any other fraudulent websites that pop up.
What Exactly Is MinnersGold.com?
So here’s the deal. When we first saw this website, we found it to be pretty strange. And that was before we even went to it!
They call themselves Minners Gold. Now, we will admit that we were bad at spelling in school, but even we could tell that they spelled miners wrong. And that isn’t something that is good.
You see, some scammers will have ‘typos’ in their domain name, so that you think it is the actual site, when in fact it isn’t. Now, we don’t know if they deliberately did this, or if they did this on accident. It could be that the person didn’t actually know how to spell miner, and, well, that is how the domain got its name.
But what is the site really about?
In a nutshell, MinnersGold is pretty much one of those investment sites. You give them money, and they claim that they can turn that around within a day or so, depending on which investment plan you choose.
As you scroll even further down, you learn just how large this company supposedly is:
According to their website, they have assets worth $387 billion dollars. Now, we don’t know about you, but that’s really high. We looked briefly at other companies just to gauge how much they were worth, and found that, if MinnersGold.com was actually true, they would be in the top 10 of the highest market-value businesses in the world.
You’ll also notice that they claim to have started on January 1st, 2016. But, if one would take a deeper look, they would find that this isn’t quite right. They’ve actually only been around for a few months.
How Long Has MinnersGold.com Been Around?
Whenever someone registers a domain name, they do it through a company. Now, that company saves the date when that domain was registered. Not only that, but they put that date in public places for people to look up.
What this all means is that you, the reader could go, and check when MinnersGold.com was first registered. And if you were to do that, you would find that the site was registered February 21st, 2019 – a little over two months ago (as of this writing).
So, who is really right? The information in the screenshot above, or what MinnersGold claims on their site?
Well, the information on the screenshot is the correct date as to when the domain was registered. It is entirely possible (though not highly plausible) that they had a different domain they were using.
Interestingly enough, they claim on their FAQ that they are connected with a business, and give the business number for it. Additionally, they link to the website page to verify this:
They claimed to be registered as ‘minnersgold.com LTD’. Now, here is where things get a little confusing and bizarre. Because when we went to the page details, we found something completely different.
As you can see from the above screenshot, the company number does appear to be correct. But it comes to a company that goes by the name of OIL-TNX LTD.
We guess one could argue that OIL-TNX LTD is the owner of MinnersGold.com. But there is even more revealing information on the screenshot above.
If you notice on the right-hand side, it tells you exactly when this company was incorporated. And that was November 1st, 2017. Almost two years later than when MinnersGold.com claims to be in business!
Not only that, but the company was also dissolved, or closed down, on the 9th of April 2019! So the supposed company that is connected to MinnersGold.com is no longer operating!
Clearly, MinnersGold is lying about who they are, and when exactly they were created. And that means that they probably are lying about everything else they are claiming on their site.
Anything Else In The FAQ’s?
There was another thing we wanted to point out in the FAQ’s that shows how fraudulent this site really is. And that is there guarantee about their investment. Many times, scammers will make false claims to lure their traffic in, and get them to invest in the program. And MinnersGold.com is no different.
As you’ve noticed from the screenshot above, MinnersGold.com claims to guarantee that you will get a return for your money.
Now, in the majority of the cases, you do get a return for your investments (they are called investments, after all). But that doesn’t mean that it is guaranteed. There is always some sort of risk that something will go wrong, or that the market will drop.
If someone comes along and claims that they have a risk-free product, then they are lying to you – and that is guaranteed! If someone says otherwise, then they are someone that you don’t want to be dealing with.
The best investors will tell you there is always risk, and maybe even significant risk, but then they’ll go into detail as to why they believe this investment will actually work, and why you should trust them.
MinnersGold.com doesn’t do this, which helps bring out the truth of who and what MinnersGold.com really is.
MinnersGold.com Is A Scam!
MinnersGold.com is 100%, without a doubt, a scam. They are a business that we would highly recommend everyone steer clear from. They are lying about how much they’ve made, who they really are, and how long they’ve been around.
When we looked at this site a few months ago, we actually emailed them, and asked a question. As you would probably believe, they never responded to our question:All in all, it’s always best to double check every piece of information that someone gives you. If they claim to be around for three years, then search around, and verify that they indeed have. In the end, you’ll be a lot smarter (and hopefully richer) because of it.
Don’t Get Scammed Again!
We know what it’s like getting scammed – we’ve gotten scammed plenty of times. But because of this, we were able to find similarities between many scam websites.
We created a video course, How To Detect Online Scams, in which we explain these similarities and methods we use to check a website. And we’re happily able to offer it to you for a discounted price.
Unfortunately, we can’t really give you the money that you lost by being scammed (if you did get scammed). But we can give you our course for a cheaper and more affordable price.
Follow the link below and get our course for 50% off of it’s original price. It’s our way of trying to help out those who have been scammed before, and/or those who don’t have a lot of money to spend!
Thanks To Jilles for first asking about this, and then commenting about it being a scam!