Selling fakes with impunity

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ToughCOINS, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I've notified a particular eBay seller that he / she is selling counterfeits and, instead of even asking why I think the coins are fake, he / she instead blocked me from further communication.

    I notified eBay, "Despite repeated notifications, this seller continues selling counterfeits with impunity", but nothing has yet been done.

    Seller has the following listings at this time . . .

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1920-PILGR...h=item591f968576:g:ZIAAAOSw4ARcYlwj:rk:1:pf:1

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1926-Calif...h=item591f7a8a30:g:GL8AAOSwyHJcYl3b:rk:2:pf:1

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1925-Stone...h=item591f72e502:g:8qsAAOSwm1VcYl48:rk:3:pf:1

    Obviously, by blocking me, the seller has ensured I cannot continue in my efforts to convince him / her to take those listings down. I'm hoping the seller will grow weary of multiple do-gooders pointing this out.

    Are there others here who feel qualified and would like to take up this cause?
     
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  3. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    At one time there was a way to "Ask the Seller" questions about the item. Anyone could read the question and the answer. I don't know if it still exists. If so, you can ask: "Why are you selling this counterfeit for so much money?"
     
  4. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    You're right, but it is not a publicized reply by default. The seller has to choose to make the reply public. Even so, this seller did not even reply to me . . . he / she simply blocked me from attempting any further communications.

    That's why I'm asking if others might take up my cause, as I cannot get a message through to the seller any longer.
     
  5. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    I posted the listings from this seller on CCF.
     
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  6. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    I reported all three.
     
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  7. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    After staring at them with my untrained eyes for a good 20 minutes, I also reported all three.
     
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  8. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Site was bit slow but reported all three. The drop downs did not want to co-operate.
     
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  9. SLACKACTION

    SLACKACTION UNION REPRESENTATIVE

    Ebay should give you all free ebay BUCKS for your all effort.... nice job
     
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  10. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

  11. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    The Pilgrim and Monroe fakes are showing up on Listia quite often but they are being advertised as replicas.
     
  12. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Even with my untrained eye, it took more like 20 seconds.
     
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  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Only two left by the time I got there since they withdrew the first one...I reported the two, for all the good that would do. Check the only review and look at the one that is there. When I go to the "see item" it brings up another one that I looked at and noticed the seller there says ...
    fake.jpg
     
  14. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Wish these types of sellers would realize the money they could make by putting only half as much effort into an honest endeavor.
     
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  15. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    How'd you quickly tell these were fakes? What jumped out?
     
  16. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    Well, I guess I twisted some panties on CCF since my thread was deleted. Well, I tried..
     
  17. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    This is not my strong suit, but for me it’s the mushy details and gritty surfaces of the coin.

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  18. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Deleted, or moved to their hidden reporting group you have to ask to opt into?
     
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  19. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    The e-mail I received said it was deleted. With all the threads out in the open about counterfeits I didn't realize they had another secret forum. Do you have to be a supporter to opt into that one as well?
     
  20. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    I think you just have to ask to get into that one, but I'm not positive.
     
  21. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    The answer is above. Additionally, if you know what the genuine coin looks like, coins as these can be detected in a few seconds with just an image.

    On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being a state-of-the-art fake that passes a TPGS (for a short time) as genuine; and 1 being something that does not even look like a round piece of metal, these coins are in the 3-4 range if you know what the genuine looks like.
     
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