[Scams Out There] Frauds in Gold Detectors 2019

Metal detectors are heavy equipment which can be classified as both consumer electronics and industrial equipment depending upon the type and size of the item. From manufacturers to distributors, marketers to third-party agencies, many parties are involved in the formation and selling of such equipment. As not much information is available about the technical specifications and what they actually mean, people tend to get in scams and frauds more often. Here are some reasons why you could see fraudulent or incorrect details about your gold detectors.

Misrepresentation of Specifications

Sometimes companies communicate the depth of a certain detector but it turns out, the product is unable to perform at the said depth. This difference in communicated depth and actual depth can be caused by various factors including the type of ground used for interaction with metal objects, which could significantly alter the depth and penetration of waves in the ground.

Incorrect Output Generated from Devices

The devices are unable to interpret the frequencies and show wrong outputs which mislead the gold detector users to dig in wrong places or to ignore the right places. This especially happens in the 3D Graph-based detectors which portray the wrong size or orientation of an object in the ground due to which the people make wrong decisions or waste time and resources. 

Partial Detection of Objects

The devices are not when as efficient as they are advertised to be, severe performance flaws can prevail where even the basic functionality of gold detectors is compromised, that is detecting gold. It ignores many gold objects within the ground thus wasting many opportunities for the owner of gold metal detectors to dig, collect and earn.

The Biggest Scam – Long Range Locators

Long range locators, promising the antennas or extension of some minimalistic hardware grabbing signals for waves from unbelievably long ranges, are the biggest scam of the metal detector industry. It is not physically possible for the device to generate a magnetic field or electronic current transmission long enough as advertised, and many studies and trials proved that it never works. 


The design and sophisticated software of the said devices may appeal to the users because it seems so user-friendly to sit in confined spaces and look for precious metals 2500 meters deep in the ground. However, the results are very disappointing and experts do not recommend such long range locators for professional or leisure purposes.