Anarchists and libertarians of most brands like gold. As well as the all-important quality of being real money, many
lovers-of-freedom value and use e-gold because of the anonymity it
offers. However, while e-gold itself is anonymous, finding an
exchange service that offers that same anonymity while changing your
FRNs to gold is not always easy, and because everyone knows that
people who want real money must be terrorists, if you give your
personal info out when engaging in such an activity, you may just be
setting yourself up for a "midnight knock."
So, instead of wasting a lot of time trying to find an exchanger that
offers privacy for their paranoid -- I mean, freedom-conscious --
customers, you can simply read this article and utilize the
information I have gathered. Aren't I a nice guy? So here, in no
particular order, are some methods of exchange along with their
- OmniPay: OmniPay is an exchange service brought to us by the same
people responsible for e-gold -- GS&R, Inc.. Unfortunately, their
policy is far from providing anonymity. They won't even let you buy
e-gold from them unless you provide a valid postal address! You can
view their policy here. Use
OmniPay at your own risk!
Anonymity Rating = Lousy
- Private Exchange: If you have a friend that has an excess of
gold in their account and is willing to trade for FRNs, services,
etc., you can set up a private exchange with them. Or you can surf
online forums like E-Gold Forum and
try to find someone willing to trade with you. However, with this
method, your privacy is dependant on the character of the person you
are dealing with.
Anonymity Rating = Varies
- AnonymousGold.com:> This company provides both e-gold and e-silver,
and they guarantee that they trash all records after they finish
funding your e-gold account; however, you can only pay with a mailed
in Postal Money-Order. This method takes a while, but the privacy
benefits are obvious.
Anonymity Rating = Excellent
- Gold-Trader.com: While this exchange service offers a number of
payment options, ranging from online Check to PayPal, their policies
are as bad as OmniPay. Use them if you don't mind giving out a valid
address and phone-number, and in the case of an e-check, your
Driver's License number.
Anonymity Rating = Lousy
- Cambist.net: Cambist.net is a website
that offers a variety of services, including disposable, e-gold
funded Visa cards and GoldChex that you can use to pay people who
don't accept e-gold, like landlords or utility companies. The only
reason I would recommend AnonymousGold.com over this outfit is
because they don't destroy their records like AnonymousGold does.
Anonymity Rating = Good
The lower rated companies may not intend to be privacy busters; very likely they just want o stay out of trouble with governments. But when your privacy is at stake, there's not really a "so-so" when it comes to rating services based on the anonymity they offer.
Hopefully you will find this information useful when picking an
e-gold exchange service, and rember, there are other options out
there I may have missed. If you find something better, don't blame
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