29 January 2014

Safe Deposit Boxes are not 'safe'

Most ordinary and law-abiding citizens have no idea how much an unaccountable clique of professional politicians has already undermined all notions of justice and freedom. So just consider a few facts about a raid on safe deposit boxes that took place in London in 2008. Given that Britain is still a country whose legal system is held in high regard you may just imagine how your assets may be treated in other countries.
Aside from those three dozen or so people found guilty, the vast majority of the 3,500-plus box owners have turned out to be innocent. Yet their money was confiscated, and in many cases is still being held, by the Metropolitan Police or the Inland Revenue. The owners have spent nearly three years and thousands of pounds in uncompensated legal fees having to justify why they kept their personal belongings in safety deposit boxes and how they came by them in the first place. Worse still, when people have had their belongings returned, in some cases cash and jewellery has been missing. (London Evening Standard)
So readers should be careful about where they keep their wealth. We always advise to diversify holdings as much as possible with respect to geographical location and custodian.