The Government Is Coming After Your Money… Here’s How to Protect Yourself
Editor’s note: Today, we’re sharing an important essay from Casey Report editor E.B. Tucker. It’s an eye-opening look at why the money in your bank is not as safe as you think…
“I know the cops are there.”
The receptionist looked around. She didn’t know what the man on the phone was talking about.
There were no cops in the lobby. Just a delivery man standing in front of her desk, trying to drop off a package.
But the man on the phone was right. The cops were there. Three dozen of them, watching every exit in the building…plus an undercover FBI agent posing as the delivery man.
He was carrying a package of 1,000 gold coins—worth $1.5 million.
The man on the phone had ordered the coins online. His gang had stolen millions of dollars by hacking into a bank account owned by one of America’s most famous tech billionaires. Now they were trying to purchase gold with the stolen money.
You see, these criminal hackers knew something most people don’t…that physical gold is totally untraceable.
So even though it was only a matter of time before the feds tracked the money they had stolen, the criminals could sell, trade, or melt the gold they bought without any suspicion. In short, they used the gold to launder the money they stole.
And it worked.
Although the cops foiled the plot this time around, the criminals had successfully purchased a box of 1,000 gold coins just a week earlier. After signing for the package, a man immediately drove half a mile to Tampa International Airport, walked through security, and flew away.
To this day, no one knows where that $1.5 million worth of gold coins are.
The feds will never, ever find it.
This is a true story. I heard it firsthand from the coin dealers who loaned the FBI agent a delivery uniform and 1,000 gold coins before the sting.
I promised them I’d keep certain details confidential. I can’t share the name of the large national bank that was hacked. Or tell you who the famous tech billionaire was. Both are household names that you’d immediately recognize.
It’s all hush-hush. The story never made the news, and the banks want to keep it that way. They don’t want the public to know their accounts are that easy to hack. And the government doesn’t want more folks to know what the hackers know…
Owning physical gold is the only way to prevent the government from having total control of your financial life.
Today, nearly every transaction is tracked by the government. Every time you withdraw money, deposit money, buy something, sell something, trade a stock, cash a check, or make a wire transfer, the government tracks you.
This makes it easy for the government to control and tax every aspect of your life.
Gold is the only asset outside the control of central banks like the Fed.
Gold is not an investment asset…it’s money.
You don’t buy gold as a speculation the way you’d buy a gold mining stock. Since it’s easily exchangeable into any currency in the world, it’s the world’s safest form of money.