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Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fakes and forgeries are sold every year through online auction site and websites. It is the prefer method for the forgers to peddle their fakes.

Low risk, high rewards! At most they will get a slap on the wrist with a few months in jail or no jail time with just probation and get away with thousands and thousands of dollars from the scam. ACG (Autograph Consulting Group) has been tracking fakes for about three years and uncover an increase in autograph forgeries being advertised for sale on ebay, amazon, craigslist, ioffer, and countless other websites including sears.com. We have partnered with many sports figures and celebrities to identify forgeries.

FBI statistics show that over 75 percent of autographs sold online are fake. Unless you sat there and watched the individual sign the item, then there is no 100% certainty. It does’t matter if it is Global Authentics LLC, JSA, Beckett Authentication Services, PSA/DNA certificate they show you, or a small piece of paper from the seller that says, "This item is real." Many of these fraudsters produce Certificates of Authenticity (COA), which are also fake. Many of the country’s largest sports authenticators have also been caught selling forgeries.

Many of them claim to be experts in the field, but yet have no formal training or experience in detecting forgeries. The bottom line is this. If you didn’t see the person personally sign you photo or ball, assume it is fake until you have proven otherwise. Not all autographs all created equal.

Just because it's on ebay don't assume it's real. Ebay said it is not a traditional auctioneer overseeing what is bought and sold; rather, it is a venue or platform with "no control over the quality, safety or legality of the items", as the company's user agreement states. ACG worked hard to check the reliability of its facts and its sources. And now, without more ado, here we reveal the names of known forgers on ebay, which is the most popular place to list your fakes.

10marerm9, 19mvc90, 2015.kole, 2paclasvegas, 604jrod36, acegoofy82, alexisned, allamericanmemorabilia, allthosegraphs, aloangloe, alsid, angelicaelizabeth, aprudom, atticfound, authenticz2012, autographdog4, autographed-memorabilia, autographslm, autographsuit, autohouse815, avhast2, b5afruc, bestfindz12, bid4something, billyc8080, blutoscollectibles, bobmcfadden2727, boylatino25, bringsale, californiadreamin4me, canadiancollections77, candidmemories, cardboardlegendsonline, celebritychaser1990, celstop, chalice11stuart, chaoticdopey, chucksclassicphotos, cmgraphs, collectingstuf, collectnuts!!, collectpluz, coopertown2016, corbin52, coriander_jones, craigerocksngemz, cristalraindrops, crjsr9, ct0och, cubs1734, davesgraphs, dcautographs, dejavugallery-6137, disndattoys, donntopa2ewazy, double-down-market, draftking59, ellicru, emilyandemma2016, esquiredeals, fameautographs, fantasystore2014, fantreasures, filmfanatix, flcollector2014, fmar5207, foreverhollywood, fotopal, found889, funfirstz, gameclock32, garagepixie, gemwild2, glebzhemchug, globalsportsgallery, goodsafe2, grannysatticflorida, greatbuyautographs, greatstone, guitarz71-us, haystackfarmer, headlinestore, hollywood-joes-memorabilia, hollywoodhotspot, hollywoodmemorabilia14, hollywoodsbestautos, hollywoodsigns2012, hubbs926, huklbery231, inkednurse713, ipaeg, jacquay, jamerapti0, jamierenee.1111, jammycustard, jan-t0zcgq, jchon714, jdmjeeriko, jgh0st, jillianss02, jkgallery, jkpjlp, johhan-zoqm2f, jojosnook, jonk0369, joshhor89, k.m.c.ink, katickrazy101, kingscourtautographs, koolfindz, koolphinds, kykards, letmefindpeacelord, lfschultz, lmd_collectibles, lotsofitemstosale, lpvillers, lvromusic74, marhirom_0, markandmaryforever, marlysd-2012, marvey890, mcallday7, memorabiliaink, memorezz, milcity-collectibles, morestuffsold, moviestar1015, muno_travi, nathan360us, outlaw_hobbies, photosuit, pinkmusickid75, pixelcollective, pleasesignmyshiznit, podiru2014, polepositionsignatures2013, pollyqz, ponetogy, popstarmemorabiliavip, prarie_nerd, precfigs, premiumautographs, quagmire-hobby-central, questfoto, rain-mcca, rainescornergifts, ramir.xioma, rareluv3, raretrender, rayz302, rcauthentics, realatxgraphs, rexall52pup, rhodeislandautographs, rologiggsy, rothlock13, rounders34, ruscmich, saigon03, salesbing6, salezoff, saleztopp, samnd1967, selllowfosho, seventhsbest7, signatureauctions, signatureauthentic, signatures4acause2014, signaturezz, signop, silverscreensignatures, sizzlindealsllc, skywalker1a, socalpacificdivision310, somereallygreatitems, sout-bhow, sp-hockeymom, spinningtotem716, sportfunspot, stalicali, starpics4u, starstruck_05, stcp2126, stellajp, storygemz, stylinjess-2012, surfshack700, sweetfindz1, sweetmemories4u2, tbautographs, team_america_hits, ten*dollar*general, terr-kol, the-a-plus-factor, the6thwonder, theautographkingpin, thegoldenticket-foryou, therotation360, thisisnothollywood, timuserg, tinseltown_graphs, toggypop, tokmaus, toomuchstuff-13, topitemz5, topsignedbooks, tristar-belfast, trustz1, usgilbe_jgv5vsnlg, uwseahawk-123, varietysports, weinsjenni, westschu, whywouldntyou, wicfer.tm1z0, willmaketime4u, windsorcollectibles, wonsomez2, worldsales24, wowfindz, ws2est7, wynwoodauctions Boycott these sellers on ebay. They are stealing business away from legit companies and dealers who venture out in the real world and spent countless hours upon hours getting the names you desire in person.

Fans who do not have the money to spend on autographs can write to their favorite stars and get free autographs at www.fanmail.biz With that being said, ebay can do the right thing and shutdown the autograph category listing on Black Friday and the problem will go away. Happy Thanksgiving!

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#2052401

I received an e-mail about a product that I did not order.

#2079545
@Rafaek G

Mad

#2035202

Ebay allow sales of "original" Picasso artworks for 1 dollar or less. I have some screenshots of Picasso's for 99 cents, some other for a few bucks, and others again for thousands bucks.

And that is just the top of the iceberg. Undisturbed by laws, Ebay sell tons of forgeries, just ridiculous, pathetic, disgusting.

#2024439

Selling fake autographs online is easy…until you get caught.

#2012165

Ebay will not listen to a sellers competitor when fraud complaints are made. It is up to the buyer to open a case and report the seller if the item is fake. That is what the MBG is for.

#2011443

Scam artists send their fakes everyday to PSA, JSA or Beckett hoping their forgeries will pass so they can make boatload of money. It’s such a big problem for the authentication companies to find a solution to stop it.

Look up what the real autographs look like and compare them against those you may be interested in buying. Don’t just rely on the stickers.

#2011437

In the world of sports memorabilia, James Spence Authentication (JSA) and Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA and PSA/DNA) are the most widely recognized authorities, but even reputable authenticators can make mistakes. A 2014 investigation by the Miami New Times found numerous instances of questionable authentications by the companies, in large part because of the hundreds of thousands of requests they process every year.

#2007165

please add ebay seller bigd84paul to the list of sports celebrity forgers. has made loads of $ with his obviously badly forged (two somewhat professionals in the field were surprised - but not really so surprised at how badly forged and laughable sketchy descriptions) supposed celebrity signings - and completely ruined the excitement of even attempting to start a autograph collecting hobby.

live and learn.

of course ebay has yet to do anything about it - yet. unbelievable how most purchasers can't take a few minutes and do some considerable homework on signatures or checking past feedback ratings on these types and shell out considerable amounts of money for these forged fake signature items.

#2004122

Well they have lots of scam going also with metaphysical and paranormal items

#1997810

So many people have collected nothing but PSA/DNA stickers for so long that they have to defend PSA to the end. If not they'd have to admit there are a bunch of forgeries in their collections. They would rather just pretend they are all authentic.

#1993563

Retired FBI agent Tim Fitzsimmons said it’s become too easy and too tempting for criminals to make a quick buck by deceiving unsuspecting collectors. “Unfortunately, it’s too easy a crime to commit,” he said.

“And there are a lot of naive people out there. A lot of trusting people out there.” Fitzsimmons also said he estimates the number of fraudulent items on the sports memorabilia market to be around 50 percent, while others say it’s much higher.

#1992893

Do you want to hear the truth? Ebay and auction houses put profits before customers. WINNERS: Ebay, auction houses, third party authentication companies, dealers, and sellers LOSERS: buyers, collectors, and fans

#1991540

There was a time many years back, when eBay shut down the sale of autographs due to so many forgeries and complaints. After loud and long protests from authentic autograph dealers and autograph buyers, they reopened the category after setting some new rules and standards.

#2049604
@PissedConsumer1991540

Their new rules and standards don't amount to spit. I ordered a signed Jason Statham autograph from quagmire-Hobby-central which I now believe to be fake..located in NC I live in SC...marked as shipped..no tracking #..Seller ignores my requests for the tracking #..wanna bet it never shows? I'll get a refund in about 2 weeks..my question is this...do Sellers make any money off the payments before the buyer/victim gets refunded??

#1989100

PSA/DNA, JSA and Beckett didn’t unknowingly let fake autographs through. They give preferential treatment to certain people and autographs knowing they’re forged.

#1982874

The percentage of fake autographs being sold on eBay — ones that do not already include third-party authentication behind them — is easily 50 percent or more

#1982104

Just remember this: there are three sides to every story, one person’s opinion, the other person’s opinion and the real answer

#1981656

Global Authentics LLC doesn’t have a good reputation because they do authenticate a lot of fakes. PSA/DNA, JSA, and BAS do authenticate a fake occasionally. Upper Deck Authenticated, Steiner Sports now acquired by Fanatics Inc., and Panini have zero chance of error and are the gold standard in the industry.

#1984174
@PissedConsumer1981656

I’m a auction house owner and I used the services of PSA/DNA, JSA and Beckett. I send all my autographs I bought from a lot at an estate sale to be authenticated and it all pass with flying colors.

I do believe doing business with these companies for so many years came out in my favor. There were some questionable items that should have failed in my opinion.

#1979189

These scammers make me sick! Ripping off honest people who work hard for their money.

eBay needs to step in and crack down on these sellers. All they gotta do is close their accounts.

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