Sometimes, you must think like a theft victim to outwit a burglar. The majority of thieves are driven by urgency. They want to get in quickly and grab the loot as quickly as possible. They are likely to already be thinking this way so why not make it easier? You can do it with decoys.
Here’s how precious-metals IRA in gold companies use decoys as a way to attract you to their silver and gold products.
Let’s assume that the bulk of your metals are stored in a safe place around your property and/or home. But thieves may not know that this is the location of most of your metals.
If the thieves arrive and find nothing, they might keep looking until they find it. This is what you should do.
You can go to a discount store to find the smallest, most affordable safe that you can find. These safes can be easily picked up and taken with you. Place these safes in a visible place (e.g., the master bedroom closet, the study).
The safe should have enough cash and/or silver to allow the thief to find it. Assume that you have nothing else, then take the safe and run. You should have more money and other metals in your safe to make it credible.
The idea is to give a little, but keep a lot.
You might have lower means but still want to keep your money safe. It will give it some weight, and it will appear like your metals are inside it. Some people even go online to purchase fake silver coins and gold coins to keep in the safe. It’s a smart idea. The more authentic you can make it, the better.
The bad guys should think they’ve found your stash. They should be satisfied and go. The majority of thieves will take the least resistance. However, if they feel they found your stash in a very short time, they might be happy just to take the safe and go.
You could think of it as a type of insurance. This means that you’re willing to sacrifice a little bit to help protect larger amounts. It’s smart and wise.
People ask me occasionally: “What should you do if someone holds a gun to your head and demands that you tell him where my loot are?” Do they want me to just tell him where my little safe decoy is or do I have to tell them everything?
This is a very serious question.
Unfortunately, that is the only way to answer it. This I can assure you. Let’s pray this doesn’t happen to you. But if it does, keep these things in mind.
It doesn’t matter how much gold or silver you have in the world if it isn’t yours.
Your life is worth more than any other price. You can never replace things, but you can’t replace your life.
Nobody knows what they will do until they find themselves in an actual situation. Sometimes, real life can throw all of your plans out the window.