EBay sellers—One More Scam To Watch Out For ... has the experience of being fooled by altered and counterfeit coins. Give support, share information, and connect with fellow members. As far as coins go, SO MANY COINS SOLD ARE NOT AS REPRESENTED IN THE LISTING!!!!! 3-4 months ago I saw Mexican silver coins selling at $3 each. I have always gotten my money back on these. Get the best deal for World Gold Coins from the largest online selection at eBay.com. They are fake but are labeled as .999 Ag. Ebay may have been duped by its own rules which only allow sellers to leave positive ratings for buyers in case, as it admits, criticism puts the latter off future spending. Ebay is flooded with fakes lately. If eBay still won't do anything about it, then buy one coin from the cheat, then if he is true-to-form and sends to you a counterfiet, report to eBay that is was not as described:  Not Silver / Not an Antique / and coninsedently not a Coin! eBay should be now called china ebay as almost everything that sold genuines, you can see fake sold by someone with fake address You cannot police them. Check the seller's name against the regularly updated Fake Sellers list on Forum Ancient Coins. If you could tell us the name of the ebay dealers who sell fake coins, it will be a great help for all those buyer who are new to this coin collection hobby like me. Selling counterfeit coins on eBay is strictly against eBay policy and will get you banned from ever selling on eBay again. Some grade their own coins at ms70 that won't meet uncirculated. I was at the flea market when I saw a guy grabbing a bunch of Amerian silver $1 coins. Loruca I suspect that eBay is still following the policy of not terminating seller IDs even for posting multiple fakes. If the item is sold for more than $750 the item must have signature delivery proof. Tell him promptly that you doubt its authenticity. Can you suggest a better alternative? Not only is thread years old, but why are you replying to me? If ever a seller is ever asked to return money because they are thought to be selling fake coins or jewelry...Please suspend selling privileges!!! Be polite, but be certain that everything that you state is the truth. The only requirements for becoming an eBay seller are a pulse, a credit card, and a computer. In fact, some bloggers routinely post about fakes being sold on eBay. i would only buy from somebody with the confidence boosting word 'real' in his id. Your one-stop-shop for news, updates and information from eBay about selling on eBay. If you have evidence, such as a fake coin you have bought from this individual, you need to go to the Police or a governmental consumer protection agency and lay the evidence before them. Message 2 of 33 (1,312 Views) 1 Highlighted. eBay should be now called china ebay as almost everything that sold genuines, you can see fake sold by someone with fake address. The Hobby Protection Act of 1973 prohibits the sale of imitation coins without the word “COPY” inscribed somewhere on the piece. They have bubbles on them if you see them through a microscope. li-susie View Listings. 01 of 05 All the coin pics are gone except one and looking threw sold listings we cant find it. I know Ebay cannot go thru every listing and make sure it is being sold honestly. Everyone buying a coin must be aware of this and Ebay must notify all sellers, that they must be careful and know what they are buying!!! I jumped to buy them but then I realized they were cheap for a reason. I am a Collector-turned-Dealer. ... if so the you as the seller could be held responsible for selling fake goods .-----63.74% of statistics are made up Report Inappropriate Content. $50k fine and 10 years of contemplation. planete-collections-france (2017, May. I just bought a fake 1915-S Pan Pacific commemortive coin on ebay. Their policy is that the seller is responsible for accuracy of the listing, and the buyer can use eBay's money back guarantee if an item isn't as described. so bottom line ebay is not good for coins , atleast I guess and hence I decided to not sell as its a platform for ametures or fake sellers or certified coins sellers. _________________________________________________________, "Those who enter the arena unarmed or unprepared are quickly dispatched. I can’t single handedly stop the sale of fake coins on eBay, but I can educate potential buyers who will listen, and not bid on counterfeit coins. His eBay account "****3353" is cheating other collectors' coins and claims for the refund. papso22 View … So, eBay has no reason to change its business model. I saw some from the 1800's, very early ones or what I thought expensive ones. Maio,or Tibet silver is Duping buyers world wide...Be Cautious of "worth collecting ". Ebay should not allow sellers to appear as if they are a UK seller. 3) if item is fake, paypal has no process to get refund as they just go by item received or not received.. so bottom line ebay is not good for coins , atleast I guess and hence I decided to not sell as its a platform for ametures or fake sellers or certified coins sellers. As you may know, NGC has a big backlog of coins to be certified, and it took 2 moths in my case. Prosecutions needed for selling counterfeit coins currency eBay! This frauds must be exposed and the unsuspecting buyers warned! Items that bear a company's official brand name or logo can be listed, as long as the products were lawfully made by, for, or with the consent of that company. No one under the age of 18 is supposed to be using eBay, except under adult supervision. We don't allow counterfeit items or unauthorized copies to be listed on eBay. I usually ignore all auctions from China for this and other reasons. eBay is one of the largest platforms for online sales of coins. 518 likes. Chinese. .999 silver.To bad for the next sucker,This is so wrong.. Tell eBay that a Precious Metals Buyer stated it was fake, then ask for a full refund of the purchase price, your shipping cost and the cost of returning it to him. The price was at $18 each. No one else had meaningfully challenged eBay in all that time. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Subsection 3 would apply to anyone buying a fake from eBay and then passing it off as real currency. It’s against eBay policy to sell fake coins unless they are advertised as replicas, copies, or otherwise. must be added to it. Share best practices, tips, and insights. Only a fool sells for less than the scrap value. EBay doesn't "encourage" the sale of fake coins. Sure, the fellow who cheats, initially is Money Ahead, but the qualifyer "Only for a short time!" ", Ebay !!! @hndyman4hire  You might want to start a new thread, this one is pretty old. The buyers must like what he is selling. There is no check to make sure the seller has morals or that his merchandise it legitimate. Millions of items are listed each day, and while eBay takes active measures to protect buyers, fake stuff still manages to make it through. Fakes are not a new phenomenon, they have been around for years and years, and will continue to be around as long as there are gullible gormless people who believe the hyperbole spewed by those selling them. She was selling gold plated chains for $10 each. Meet other eBay community members who share your passions. *edit* just copy/paste that into the bidding/buying board, might get a better response, {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. 2. Replica coins and currency policy | eBay 555481099264 e0f769c7-8255-4e8b-aa2b-9abdac6dd732:17666c77343 19997 Buy from reliable sellers, pay the prices reliable sellers must charge, and be happy. The CWC reduced the number of cases of fraud to under 6%. At a flea market in my area this summer, a Chinese lady was selling junk jewelry. I want Ebay to ad to every coin listing, “BUYER BEWARE, before you buy any coin, do your due diligence on it!!!! "I am worried that these sellers will flood american land with fakes and fakes...". Buy one from the cheater, then offer it to a Precious Metals Buyer. 8. I'm not "buying culls" on eBay, nor am I buying any other coins of any sort on eBay. because ebay profits on every item...real or fake. The amount of misrepresentation is enormous!!!!! 465onanongstore. In 2013 the Coin Watch Committee (CWC) terminated thousands of ID names for fraud involving numismatic forgeries of this type. Matt finish & pitted serface with black marks. His only source to sell at those low prices is Alibaba Express, and they make it clear to their buyers that those are copies. I would like to reiterate our position on this issue and emphasize that this really is a situation of buyer beware. Low feedback but already fakes) Our List of Fake Ancient Coins Sellers on Ebay: 12cartagena. But "We are just a venue" has worked for eBay for 22 years. Meet other eBay community members who share your passions. I doubt that eBay is going to change its policies on returns or feedback simply because the NGC has a backlog. As far as I was known, there are two British coin collectors experienced his illegal trading. Were willing to eat the 250.00 coin but we want to make sure its reported has negative feed back. Copyright © 1995-2021 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. These are really good knockoffs and will even fool the best - sometimes you can find a slight difference in MM or the dates also. ebay should not let these coins be sold. Fake Coins have been an issue here forever. CYA, return it First Class Package with Free Tracking. One quick example EBay 271712119776 real deal ..191447735175 fake .Coins both look the same.The seller says it is silver plated but the coin has no copy or plated on it just. After 30 days, eBay takes no responsibility about anything you buy. If the eBay dealer is new, you will want to "search" for that username on the list to see if a more-recent message mentions fake items from that … If they tell you that it is fake, try to get that in writing. Give support, share information, and connect with fellow members. Nonetheless, the site is saturated with imitation merchandise. For this reason, eBay has policies that allow pretty much any buyer to force a refund for pretty much any item for a defined period of time, and allows the buyer a defined period of time to leave feedback. Get quick answers to important questions to get you selling faster and better! Once you have your refund, or he is booted off of eBay, you are free to give him a Negative and state very carefully that he had been previously reported ... it that is true. Once you have your refund, or he is booted off of eBay, you are free to give him a Negative and state very carefully that he had been previously reported ... it that is true. Watch out for ebay.ph sellers: conception_2010, gantalao2010 & urich8211. Replica currency that follows our rules can be listed on eBay, but replica coins and counterfeit currency are not allowed. You are buying culls. As others have echoed, eBay is sort of a double-edged sword. China is making some pretty good knockoffs,  about only way I can tell is by weight, they will be about a gram off what they should be on silver dollars (which isn't much). hence why paypal has gone to 180 days for a claim. If you see a fake coin on ebay, ricardo or yahoo auctions, write to the seller. You will always want to combine this with the magnetic slide and dimensions test. Updated July 17, 2019. Buy From Reputable Dealers. Share best practices, tips, and insights. 2rooks. No, the person who posted that is another user like yourself, not from eBay. Paypal gives 180 days...six months..to file an item not as described case..and buyers always win. Because he offering them at around a Dollar and a Half each, the primary source can be none other than Alibaba Express ... so, he can't lie to deny that he knows that they're fakes. Of course buyer beware but ebay should not give these frauds access to their market. Please pass this so eBay do something or else we are in situation, most of sellers I see sell with title called maio silver coins. On the other hand, you can find goods coins at good prices, but on the other, eBay is notoriously lax on sellers of fakes. Fools selling silver and gold are pretty rare these days. Any list of known sellers tends to be outdated since the most professional of fake sellers just … If you intend to buy ancient coins you should join it. Keep in mind that eBay can't and won't attempt to investigate individual listings itself. {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. Years ago, before eBay, the son of a local coin dealer I knew was arrested for selling fakes. Skimming and acid washing on M Barr. Seller Uses Incorrect Name. Regards. Several times I have purchased silver bars, only to find that it is just silver plate. Copyright © 1995-2021 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. There is a problem when these get into the U.S. and are sold again. Have to admit I was unaware of this. Please do not be tempte It looks has though the seller tried deleting the listing right after the sell. Yet, you can spot dozens on eBay, especially California Gold. Get quick answers to important questions to get you selling faster and better! EBay is enabling this fraud by not allowing me to warn other buyers via revised Feedback. Sometimes they do and sometimes they dont. One sale a day, tomorrow the entire Galaxy! I am collecting and researching ancient coins since 1990 I want Ebay to ad to every coin listing, “BUYER BEWARE, before you buy any coin, do your due diligence on it!!!! A seller sold me a fake Tiberius gold coin for $2100, confirmed as not genuine by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. actually I decided to not sell on eBay but on other reputed websites as with lot of real coins sellers, some fake coin sellers decide coin price on eBay and thus average price for good coins on eBay is lot less when compared to other sites like HA.com, I still buy on eBay , with idea to find fake sellers, and have partnered with local agencies and reputed 3rd party authotication agencies, who work for free with me, and if we find any fake coin seller, we go all the way to den of that fake seller , to get him or her, 1) if buyer files claim after receipt then paypal does nothing, 2) if seller sold genuine and buyer gave address that shows item not received than also seller gets duped as now paypal will post refund. User ID  ipk67 sells fake counterfeit gold coins. Not a regular ancient coin seller, but given the chance he did not remove a cast fake sestertius) platon12345 (German eBay) pontios51 Poseidon2103 pr.daly praetoriangoddess1 (bids on taherthecat coins and yields him lots of positive feedback in an incestuous manner) prefrdric0 (2020, April. Always check the company producing the slab . How about 1.5 billion current listings on Ebay? I rushed to buy 8 of them, came to Ebay and read an article about how the Chinese are floading the market (and flea markets) with these coins. If the shipped item was sold for under $750, delivery notification is adequate proof. | Browse our daily deals for even more savings! "If it sounds too good to be true, it is"   "There is a sucker born every minute"   "Caveat Emptor"  "There is no such thing as a free lunch"    "Luck favors the prepared"    "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"       "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride"  etc., etc. He knows that he is doing wrong, but because there has been no punishment forth-coming, and seeminmgly eBay is permiting him to do as he does, he'll contine to lie to and to cheat people ot of their money. How do i handle this. If you are buying silver coins or bars on ebay or craigslist, there is a higher probability that you will encounter a fake. So buy a bad coin, the seller gets paid, eBay gets their money and after 30 days you’re stuck with whatever you bought!!!! Message 2 of 4 (899 Views) Reply. Ebay must let everyone aware of this before they buy any coin!!!! When it comes to real gold and silver there is no such thing as a bargain price. 0 Kudos Highlighted. If your buying for silver or gold then do a few sample tests when you get them. I did, bubbles everywhere. I wrote about that in Coin World. Report Inappropriate Content. But they must notify all buyers, before the buy, to do their due diligence!!!! These guys are selling fake dos mondos and counterstamp coins. Give the information to eBay. If your buying coins,  buy graded ones, and then check their number with the grading company as well. Bought a bad coin years back and negative reporting was such a pain we gave up.. anyone know how report a negative feed back on a counterfeit coin without the refund **bleep**? No adult needs to be told to be careful when shopping and buying, here and everywhere else. If a buyer cannot determine whether an item is "as described" within that timeframe, he can either choose to accept the risk or choose not to buy the item. 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