Well with numerous "top shelf" dealers willing to allow the forgeries be out there like they have done. I guess that nobody in this industry can or should be trusted. Fraud even after the fact is still fraud.
I did loolk up the statute of limitation for a written contract (COA) is 4 to 8 years.
fraud is 4 to 5 years.
So at the end of the day I fell for it hook line and sinker, now there is nothing I can do about it except value the experience as a lesson.
The statute of limitations may start when you discover the fraud. And criminal statutes and rules are often different than civil ones. You looked up civil rules for fraud, right?
I did indeed look up the civil rules. I suppose I should just talk to my attorney and let them do what they do. My investment is less than a $1,000.00 so it may not be worth pursuing. As prolific as Joe Long was I can't believe that he hasn't faced a judge or two.
I'm hip I purchased these as an investment. If they were real I was most likely to auction them off with a minimum start at around 16k.
So much for the new roof gutters and windows.
I don't know if he has or hasn't been sued. I didn't know about him until 2007-8.
I've got auction catalogs from the early 90's with Joe Long stuff in it. When he was"outed" by Frank Caiazzo...people who bought stuff from Joe Long didn't want to believe it....but by the time they did...it was too late. I started hearing about Joe Long around 2002. He would sell the good stuff...and then mix in the forgeries. Nobody at that time seemed to notice.
It looks like another Joe Long forgery has turned up on eBay with an asking price of $10K OBO.
Joe Long strikes AGAIN!!!