Hi, one must remember, when dealing with auction houses and on line auctions, their job is to sell. Not to know, authenticate, or guarantee anything at all, but to collect a commission for selling. An honest E bay seller who works hard and accepts returns is quite different than someone who just sells for a cut. When it comes to just being an all out crook, this is another animal altogether. Be it identity theft, stealing outright, robbing at gunpoint, or faking things of value, [coins, artwork, baseball cards , etc. etc.], wherever there is an easy dollar, they will be there looking for prey. I have seen fake $10 tinnies, I guess that if your printing money, you print fives and tens, not hundreds. These people have no morals or conscience. Sometimes I think of what they go through to run their scams is more work than an honest living. Some of these people are just sick, and get off knowing they have got away with doing something wrong. As collectors, we must arm ourselves against this evil element by being aware and knowledgeable. I could rant and rave all day on this, so instead I am going to take this time to thank everyone involved here, on this GREAT site. I have found more helpful people, than anywhere else, who give a part of themselves for the benefit of all, and this crazy hobby we are all caught up in.
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