Regal Assets – Probably a Scam

Have you ever heard of Regal Assets?  If not, you’re in luck, because that means you probably haven’t invested with them. 

Regal Assets is an IRA company that specializes in gold. It’s a company that basically lets you convert your cash/investment holdings into gold and other precious metals; supposedly for safety in retirement. 

High Paying Affiliate

I first heard of Regal Assets in a blog post that was discussing the top paying affiliates. Regal Assets was on the list, and the writer stated that they paid super high commissions. This was one of the only companies on the list that was in the financials sector, so like any awesome PF blogger I immediately signed up for the affiliate program. And then I started doing some research.

I found so many blog posts avowing the awesomeness of Regal Assets. This company was featured in Forbes, the Huffington Post, and Smart Money!  But I didn’t stop there, I decided to find out what these major players in the financial industry were saying about this amazing company.

The Unraveling

Unfortunately for Regal Assets, this is where the amazing opportunity started to unravel. I could not find one legitimate article on Regal Assets from any of these big publications. The only legitimate thing I found was that it was featured in INC Magazine’s list of 5000 growing companies back in 2013-ish but there is very little information posted about the company in that article, and I couldn’t find them anywhere else on INC’s website. I did find the Forbes article that they mentioned, but it was written by the CEO of the company, and it isn’t even posted on the Forbes website. That seems a bit fishy to me.

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The Regal Assets website itself even lists that it was featured in all of these places, but there are not any links to the articles. I would understand this if the company has been around since the 1980’s, and all of their featured articles were from before the time of the internet. But Regal Assets was founded in 2009, and we all know that anything posted on the internet stays forever. So why wouldn’t the company link to the articles? And why couldn’t I find any of the articles through a google search?  That seems shady to me.


So is it a scam?

But is Regal Assets a scam? To be honest, I don’t know. I have found some stories on mainstream finance websites about their new bitcoin IRA, which seemed like a really interesting idea to me. There was a post featured on Market’s Insider (a subsidiary of Business Insider I believe) about this new fund.

Unfortunately, the article was a Press Release issued by the company. It wasn’t written by an independent journalist. This seems to be a common theme with this company. I haven’t found any non-affiliated journalists, market insiders, or financial experts talking about the company at all. To me, this is a huge red flag.

Red flag number two is that a great deal of the affiliates (blogs, you-tubers, etc) open with “is regal assets a scam?”.  If you have to get customers by promising you aren’t a scam, you’re probably a scam.

No Solid Proof

I can’t say for sure that Regal Assets is a scam. It may be a totally legitimate company who’s marketing just rubs me the wrong way. But I am not going to invest with them. I would advise you to do your own research and make your own educated decision before investing with them, but then again, you should be doing that all the time anyway. Happy Investing!

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Author: melanie

6 thoughts on “Regal Assets – Probably a Scam

  1. Regal Assets do indeed have an affiliate program with quite decent commissions – 3% – but so do many other gold companies such as American Bullion, Noble Gold and at least 40 other bullion dealers (some offer even larger commissions). They all use similar marketing methods, and most of them make similar claims and mention media appearances which as you pointed out are often press releases. Is there a reason you singled out Regal Assets? I’d be very wary making claims like that, especially if you’re compensated by other financial companies’ affiliate programs. Just saying…

    1. Hey Al, Thank you so much for the feedback. To answer your question – I am not compensated by any other gold company’s affiliate program (or any other financial service for that matter). I’m also sure that Regal Assets does pay it’s affiliates – my concern is that the investment opportunity itself seems rather scammy because I couldn’t find any verifiable information on the company. I wouldn’t want to affiliate myself with any company that I’m not 100%v sure about or that I couldn’t find verifiable information on. I didn’t do enough research on the other companies specifically to write about them, but you do bring up a good point. I should do that.

      1. They just sell gold, a commodity like any other gold company. If the price goes up the buyer makes a profit, down and they lose. I guess it would be a scam if they didn’t deliver, or stole people’s money but other than that I can’t see what they could do to be a scam that would merit writing such a lengthy post. Questionable marketing apart that is! There are of course a number of very big gold dealers who have been taken down recently by the FBI and Interpol over money laundering and no doubt more to come – it is basically a very dirty market. Miami, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Dubai – that’s some real bullion crime going on – it just seems weird in an otherwise good financial blog to single out one pretty typical fairly average company.

  2. I’ll remain anonymous, but must comment to say BEWARE of Regal Assets Affiliate Program. I’ve worked as an affiliate with them and can say 100% these people cannot be trusted and shady stuff is happening all the time.
    Yes, some people have been paid out and not every aspect of the company is a scam, but they have no integrity and the head team is in crisis mode consistently, stuff keeps breaking down, emails aren’t answered and lot of leads and money is disappearing. So I believe some good intentions were there but they are incongruent and I personally wouldn’t recommend going in. You’ll sense something fishy there, very quickly.

    Sorry to disappoint. And don’t mean to hurt anyone, just hoping to help. Good luck!

    1. Thanks for the affirmation! I never affiliated with them, but everything just seemed shady. I’d love to feature a guest post or interview from you (completely anonymous, of course!) about your experiences with them…send me an email if you’d be willing!

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