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Offline Phill Strange

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Fake coins on eBay
« on: May 25, 2016, 04:46:26 PM »
Been looking for a topic/board on here about fake coin sellers on eBay, dose such a board exist?
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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 06:56:29 PM »
There is a board where fakes are listed 'Fantasies, fakes and imitations'  but threads in other sections - and in particular all of the Indian boards will have references to various Ebay fake sellers  although I note you collect English and US coins
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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 10:47:30 PM »
I got 275 hits searching this site for "fake eBay". Not all of them are good, but plenty are.

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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2016, 12:19:34 AM »
See also this topic on Replica (reproduction) coins these are made without the intention to deceive but are sold at times on eBay as genuine coins, often in ignorance. Most do have some little mark; the most common being WRL
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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2016, 09:09:46 AM »

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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2016, 09:58:08 AM »
This may help?

http://augustusmath.hypermart.net/fakesellers.html

A useful reference but I note it does not list Verokamath or any of his several other Ebay i.d's.  He's possibly the worlds biggest fake Indian coin seller & so well known and frequently reported to Ebay that it's incredible he is still trading  :o
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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2016, 02:19:06 PM »
I had the miss fortune or buying a fake 100 Gold Britannia (that was wrongly listed & thus thought I was getting it at a bargain) from this guy for 10.50 + '3.80' for 'standard'  P&P:
(http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/stani78078)

There is also this guy based in Poland who sells 'Restrike' world coins from which I got stung by by buying a fake George III 1820 crown for 12.50:
(http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/watanawatana?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754)

From these 2 mistakes I've learnt a very strong lesson that to be very very careful who I buy from from now on through eBay.
I've also Reported both these sellers to eBay but they still seem to be selling knock off fakes!? :(

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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2016, 07:20:53 PM »

A useful reference but I note it does not list Verokamath or any of his several other Ebay i.d's.  He's possibly the worlds biggest fake Indian coin seller & so well known and frequently reported to Ebay that it's incredible he is still trading  :o

Guess he's using a different name now, as that doesn't come up with anything for me? Unless he's not on ebay UK?

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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2016, 10:13:21 PM »
Guess he's using a different name now, as that doesn't come up with anything for me? Unless he's not on ebay UK?


He posts on Ebay.in & has several names inc verokamath, virokamath, coinex2015, kumbhal, pritiscoin.& no doubt a few more when his feedback takes a hammering
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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2016, 12:21:30 PM »
UUuuughh  >:( seems 'stani78078' (http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/stani78078) has another account selling more bad quality UK fakes under the name 'roki78078' (http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/roki78078?_trksid=p2047675.l2559) please Report & lets try & get as many of these eBay fakers shut down asap!

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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2016, 06:31:11 PM »
Mere reporting will induce no action from eBay. They are more interested in their bottom line.

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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2016, 08:46:48 PM »
I have reported these elsewhere - they will disappear shortly.
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always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2016, 12:03:17 AM »
Gone.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Fake coins on eBay
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Re: Fake coins on eBay
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2016, 08:55:33 AM »
I believe you are right. There is no way that one can accumulate so many coins with an identical suspicious patina. (Except by ordering them in China, that is)