About The Crux
The Crux, found online at TheCrux.com, is a website who says that their goal is to bring their readers “the important stories you won’t hear about in the mainstream media” and give them access to a free newsletter.
How Does It Work?
TheCrux.com provides their visitors with a selection of categories, including Brain Candy, Gold & Natural Resources, Income Investing, Politics & War, Trading, Crux Interviews, Health & Wellness, Lifehacking, Stocks, and Wealth Building, where they can find important news stories they are unlikely to find anywhere else but which will benefit them.
These news stories include topics like Big Changes are Coming for Gold Tomorrow, A Simple "One Click" Way to Collect Big Tax-Free Income on Your Savings, This Could Be the Next Breakthrough Anti Aging Treatment, Five Things Your New Car Salesman Won't Tell You, and many other.
And though this website promotes itself as an online news source, they also promote and sell many products on their website, saying that their writers are “forbidden” from having a financial interest in any security they recommend to their audience, and must wait 24 hours after a trade recommendation is published on the internet or 72 hours after it has been sent in their newsletter before they themselves can act on that recommendation.
Reading all the information provided on this website and signing up for their newsletter are both completely free. If you actually follow any of their links and product recommendations, you’ll likely find yourself at StansberryResearch.com where you will be invited to purchase products and publications for a variety of prices. Customers should pay close attention to all the Terms and Conditions of these purchases.
Since The Crux itself does not actually sell any products, they also do not provide their customers with any kind of a Refund Policy. Customers who are concerned about cancellations and refunds will need to research the third party website they have been connected to whenever they are considering making a purchase recommended by this website.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at (888) 261-2693 or by email at [email protected]
Though this website claims that their goal is to provide their visitors with “only the most important and powerful ideas on building your wealth” the reality is that this company is just a sales and marketing company, not an actual news source or resource for information on finances and investments.
The fact that the information on this website is provided by “financial journalists” and not by people who actually have financial training is the first warning sign users should consider. In fact, The Crux and their partner site StansberryResearch.com both provide disclaimers which very clearly say that no one should ever purchase a product or stock recommended by this website without first discussing it with a personal financial advisor.
The reality is that most people do not have personal financial advisors but also do not want to miss out on “a sure thing” or “the biggest breakthrough this decade” so they are often willing to take a risk hoping there is a reward, though when it comes to products promoted by Porter Stansberry, this is rarely the case.
When previously working for Agora Financial, Porter Stansberry and some associates were successfully sued by the SEC for defrauding subscribers of a newsletter, and the very shaky promise that The Crux offers, saying that writers are not allowed to invest in their own recommendations until 24 to 72 hours after they recommend it, is hardly airtight protection for their readers against this website’s ability to manipulate and take advantage of their readers.
The bottom line is that people who value their money should not be taking the advice of these kinds of websites of where or how to invest it.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many other online publications that share “informational” articles promoting products for sale or that offer newsletters whose ultimate goal is to sell their readers financial products, like Newsmax.com, Money Map, The Palm Beach Letter, and much more.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your the Crux reviews below.
1 ‘The Crux’ Review
The CRUX commandeered my webpages, captured my search engines of choice, have refused to let me stop their aggression or attack on my resources and personal information.
They display SEXUALLY ORIENTED links to websites not intended for children, and force themselves into my home, onto my computer, and into my childrens vision and mind!
I despise them and their TERRORISM.
They do not provide any resources for freeing you from their EVIL, or for unsubscribing from their "services" you never subscribed to, or from releasing you from the grasp of their search engine.
I believe they lie about their intentions. They steal my time and resources which I do not want to give them. They hijack my information. I did not give them permission. If these actions are NOT the definition of "evil," I do not know what is....