- Report: #779595
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Complaint Review: Gold and Silver Buyers
Gold and Silver Buyers2200 Main, Houston, TX, 77002 Houston, Texas United States of America
Gold and Silver Buyers Brian Culwell Gold buyer is a three-time felon who scammed basketball great Hakeem Olajuwon Houston, Texas
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Giving? Really?
*Consumer Comment: Hakeem who?
*UPDATE Employee: Our reputation speaks for itself
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You know those places that will buy your gold and silver for cash? One in Houston, Gold and Silver Buyers, is run by Brian Culwell, a three-time felon and notorious scam artist who has previously served time for felony theft, fraud and other convictions.
In one case, Culwell opened an eBay market under the banner of Hakeem Olajuwon's Dreamkids Foundation and sold extremely cheap jewelry at grossly inflated prices. Customers thought they were both getting a deal and helping impoverished kids get an education. Instead, one buyer told us that he paid around $700 for an engagement ring "that looked like it came out of a 25-cent gumball machine."
Nine other buyers came forth and told the DA similar stories. Olajuwon's name was cleared, but only after the Dream came downtown under subpoena and gave a statement that he was unaware of Culwell's jewelry sales in his name. Culwell was supposed to have been selling only sports memorabilia, according to Olajuwon's testimony.
The company now has more than 50 gold-buying outlets scattered across Texas, featuring corporate spokesman Mickey Gilley.
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