eBay seller lock-em-up-bob continues to sell awful home-made forgeries on eBay. Over 5,000+ junk forgeries scribbled on cheap base cards from the 80s. 

Back in March, lock-em-up-bob was starting to say this was his "Final go around", and had the following (hilarious) description in his auctions, this is from one of many, many Don Mattingly forgeries he has sold:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DON-MATTINGLY-autograph-1992-TOPPS-set-sign...

"I JUST WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE WHO OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS THAT HAVE WON MANY OF MY AUCTIONS... I WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THIS WILL BE MY "LAST" GO ROUND PER-SET WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS... WHATEVER IS LEFT OVER AT THE END WILL BE SOLD IN GIANT LOTS.. AGAIN THANK YOU TO EVERYONE, HAPPY COLLECTING"

Aka: "Thank you for making me rich off of scribbling on all my old 80's base cards from the Junk Era" 

Here we are 2 months later, and due to greed, (and how easy it is to commit fraud on eBay), lock-em-up-bob continues to sell forgeries. Here is yet another Don Mattingly forgery (which he is trying to adapt, and it's still bad), but take a look at the new descriptions:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DON-MATTINGLY-autograph-1986-TOPPS-set-sign...

Here is the current description: 

"I WAS HOPING TO BE DONE BUT I'M LEFT WITH AROUND 1,500 MORE CARDS THAT DID'T SELL OR WERE NOT PAID FOR... SO I'M DOING ONE FINAL ROUND PER SET ONE NIGHT ONLY AND WILL NOT BE RELISTING ANY CARDS FROM HERE ON IN... WHATEVER DOES NOT SELL THIS TIME WILL BE SOLD IN A LOT."

 

AKA: "I have 1,500 more worthless base cards laying around, so I might as well scribble on them and sell them to you morons and make even more free money." 

Absolutely sickening that eBay has allowed this master forger to survive for so long. These people should be in prison. 

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I'm in! I'd like to see that list of forgers on ebay because there are a-plenty. Thanks! 

This was sent to ebay at their request over 2 weeks ago.  No action was taken on any of the sellers.   This was also sent to the attorney general of PA and the FBI Philadelphia office.

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bucs67 (513 )
98.4% Positive feedback
this seller is talented, he has figured out a way to fake just about anything.   I believe he is opening rack packs and resealing them, cells, wax.

I caught this seller buying wrappers off ebay and then taking that wrapper and making a pack, selling it to a buyer for $600.   I have 100% proof that is indisputable. 
He is now selling off all his pack making materials including rare header cards that he would have turned into high dollars ($1000s) rack packs.
I would not trust a 99 cent pack from this seller.   He would search it and reseal it.  
He has 6 negatives for resealed packs.

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largest fake pack seller in history of ebay.  

Auctions raw packs.  Endless supply.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/mette4900/m.html?item=193834245261&has...

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98.2% Positive feedback
Has negative feedbacks about fake packs.
Auctions raw packs.

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99% Positive feedback
Auctions raw packs.  Has Negative feedback about fake packs.

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99.7% Positive feedback
Seller is mostly a card trimmer, but has stepped up to the high end pack market.
Selling raw 1963 Topps Packs.  1969 Topps packs at auction.

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100% Positive feedback
auctions raw fake packs.  17 feedbacks, but he's allowed to auction high dollar items.   its an invitation for fraud.

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99.7% Positive feedback
has sold 1000s of fake cards, has negative feedback for fake autographs.
This guy is as bad as it gets.

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99.5% Positive feedback
the most famous kitchen table autograph forger in the country.   Has sold 1000s of fake autographed cards on ebay.   Beckett has a file on him they receive tons of submissions that are all rejected as fake.
he has another account Samsobo and claims its his brother, but I think its the same person.

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99.8% Positive feedback
rising star in the fake autograph market.
Every autograph is fake.

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98.7% Positive feedback
Every item is fake.
Mostly Mickey Mantle.

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100% Positive feedback
all items are fake.
high dollar autographs at discount prices.
All fake.
Mantle, Mays etc.

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99.4% Positive feedback
This seller offers signed cards and claims they were sold by Scoreboard.  The cards and the certificates are fake.   I have been in touch with Ken Goldin and he has provided a statement that these cards were never even offered by Scoreboard and that the cards and the certificates with his name are fake.
   I stand behind these statements 100% and I have evidence that all these sellers are involved in the business of Fraud.   All these sellers are criminals.

Appreciate the list. Yes "Peppercia" has had an endless supply of signed Clayton Kershaw, Mike Schmidt, Greg Maddux, Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg, Roger Clemens, Yaz, Johnny Bench and Tony Perez signed cards. I reached out to them for further detail about how they obtained all these signatures and this is their response:

"Hi thanks for your interest. I’ve obtained them through the mail and through purchases. I’ve been collecting autographs for about 15 years and I send out probably thousands of letters a year. In my opinion they seem to be authentic and compare well to authenticated examples, but I’m just not the type of collector that pays for 3rd party services such as JSA and BAS."

Needless to say I have my suspicions. 

I don't waste my time emailing any of these criminals.  I flag every item I can.  I file complaints with the attorney general and I send emails to the media.   Eventually something will stick.   This is just a list of the most active criminals on ebay right now.   There are obviously many more.   I have been in talks with people from PSA and Beckett and they both want to do something about the fraud.   

I applaud your efforts and hopefully someday these guys are brought to justice for what they're doing. There's got to be some sort of penalty in order to dissuade them. 

I bought a cheap signed card, sent it to Beckett, they texted me and asked if I was kidding.   I left negative feedback saying "Beckett returned the card as not authentic."   Within 2 days the feedback was removed.   All of the negative feedbacks I have left for these 2 guys have been removed.   I have 3 ebay accounts.  

This is nothing new, I conducted research on Ebay on UK sellers who sell fake autographs during 2018/19. This list was compiled over a 6 month study. The fraudsters (many using fake addresses and using multiple accounts) operating on Ebay, are literally protected by them, they do nothing with any report and they ignore any complaint into criminal activity on their site. I also studied the trends they use and the sales techniques. No one was interested, especially Ebay, and PayPal blame Ebay for this problem. 100s (sometimes 1000s) of fake autographs (with the multiple signed sports shirts/items) slip into circulation weekly. 

UK FRAUDULANT AUTOGRAPH SELLERS: 

The first 12 are career fraudsters who have maybe 50+ fake accounts operating simultaneously selling worthless fakes: 

  • this_is_cal2012 (103 Feedback score: 103) - currently active
  • autfarren (211 Feedback score: 211) alfianthon_0 (1305 Feedback score: 1305) - currently active
  • darkblue1223 (1241 Feedback score: 1241) – currently active
  • unique-memorabilia-100 (212 Feedback score: 212) - currently active UPDATE ON FEEDBACK: unique-memorabilia-100 (302 Feedback score: 302) UPDATE ON FEEDBACK: unique-memorabilia-100 (459 ) STILL TRADING FAKES
  • Unique Autographs – account sitting idle
  • Tullulah and Dixie (Teressa something) - account sitting idle
  • Pink and Purple Shop (Carylynne Hutchins) - account sitting idle
  • Tweedyread (Stephen Reed) – account sitting idle
  • Lukeva – account sitting idle
  • Jodencia – account sitting idle
  • Jlpriest14 – account sitting idle
  • happyhooves3 (1118 Feedback score: 1118) currently active

This is the balance of the list, which is just the tip of the iceberg. The American list is still in progress and is off the scale so far:

  • universal-memorabilia-uk (132 Feedback score: 132)
  • blue-since-72 (992 Feedback score: 992) - blue-since-72 (1148)
  • chocolate1976 (1624 ) – using the AFTAL name to sell hi-end duel signed fakes such as Muhammad Ali & Nelson Mandela. Making £1000s for each sale.
  • boucherhusky (665 ) seller has several accounts which are used to inflate prices; sales on a quick 2 day auction, then hides
  • memorabilium (1013 Feedback score: 1013) – Successful fraudulent seller who advertises that they can source most A-list celebrity autographs; they create multiple fakes on customer requests irrespective of whether celebrity is alive or deceased. Ebay could easily request an item and stop the fraudsters with this evidence, but choose to support them instead & ignore the problem
  • lintukissat (2498 Feedback score: 2498) seller of multiple fakes using quick 2-3 day selling option
  • jedaloo (186 Feedback score: 186)
  • jadat117 (1262 ) a quick 2-3 days seller of mostly duel signed fakes from a-listers (Arnold Schwarzenegger ect), many of whom are deceased. Seller then disappears until fake items have disappeared from Ebay history. Then they begin again. This is a very common procedure from fraudsters.
  • pcpsub (303 Feedback score: 303) – seller of higher price signed items (Muhammad Ali all priced at £500 each) that sell for extortionate prices. All items are worthless. This seller makes 1000s of pounds selling on a 2-3 day auction, then hides for a few weeks before starting again.
  • tzanetti2012 (104 Feedback score: 104) fraudulent seller of multiple Muhammad Ali fake signed items & signed football shirts on a quick 2-3 day auction, then account remains idle for a while.
  • 2012abrowne1 (126Teal star icon for Feedback score between 100 to 499)
  • grev77 (132Teal star icon for Feedback score between 100 to 499) sales fake signed instruments - mostly electric guitars - signed by major rocks bands/stars such as Queen, Michael Jackson and Guns N Roses on quick auctions starting at £499 each. The fender guitars they use are worth about £30 each.
  • caro_whit (316 Feedback score: 316)
  • b1tsnb0bs (642 ) – seller of multiple fakes on a short 2/3 day auction sale.
  • christophestyliano0 (142 Feedback score: 142)
  • actiongraph_86 (55 ) cheap quick auction rubbish
  • micbur-1331 (125 ) cheap quick auction rubbish
  • bryansbargains46 (417 Feedback score: 417) sales fakes with other tat on a quick 2-3 day auction regularly
  • rebecca-julia02 (118 Feedback score: 118) – mixes few genuine with majority fake expensive
  • novoprint_co_uk (430 Feedback score: 430) – using the AFTAL name to sell fakes, UPDATE 19/09/2020: Still using the AFTAL name to sell fakes
  • gained-inperson-graphs (28591) – this possibly the same fraudulent seller ‘’Cards-Cards’’
  • erinr-benne (312 Feedback score: 312)
  • charliecharmin (9 ) – selling multiple Chadwick Boseman (!90) autographs a day after announcement that he had died.
  • l921216 (4721 Feedback score: 4721)
  • siarc-0 (1259 Feedback score: 1259) prolific seller of fakes using a short 2-day auction method to sell fakes, from mostly deceased celebrities – George Michael, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali etc… seller then hides using another of the multiple accounts they use.
  • sio2119 (134 Feedback score: 134)
  • grev77 (126 Feedback score: 126) – fake signed albums all priced at £150
  • divinyl-music (887 Feedback score: 887) – fake signed albums mixed with unsigned records
  • benocsean (693 Feedback score: 693) benocsean (695 Feedback score: 695)
  • harain-71 (21 Feedback score: 21) selling 100s of fake items on a quick 2-day auction
  • starsigneduk (4291 Feedback score: 4291) seller of genuine cheap autographs mixing inventory with very expensive fake high-end items
  • disneylion* (2445 Feedback score: 2445) Prolific seller/business of 100s fakes all priced at £19.99 – this includes David Bowie and other deceased celebrities.
  • backgammonwilly (660 Feedback score: 660)
  • outlet-0 (336 Feedback score: 336)
  • vinhar-65 (1390 ) quick auction seller then hides.
  • haydy59er (114 ) quick auction seller then hides.
  • stacecampbel_128 (272 Feedback score: 272)
  • authenticfootballautographs (45 Feedback score: 45)
  • tris07 (123 Feedback score: 123)
  • montagememorabilia (139 Feedback score: 139) quick seller of multiple items (mostly poorly signed football boots) on short 2-day auctions, then leaves the account idle to build up feedback on another account. It should be noted that the company ‘Montage Moments’ are not affiliated to Montagememorabilia. Montage Moments are a legitimate autograph company operating in the UK.
  • millosh13 (170 )
  • chantelleslater93 (194 Feedback score: 194)
  • stacecampbel_128 (265 Feedback score: 265)
  • romford_bargain_graphs (219 Feedback score: 219) UPDATE 21/09/2020: romford_bargain_graphs (345 Feedback score: 345)
  • mism5346 (51 Feedback score: 51) UPDATE 04/10/20: mism5346 (144 )
  • mism939272 (49 Feedback score: 49) quick seller then hides. Same fraudster as above.
  • shirtsfr-45 (6 )
  • sellcompra (2 )
  • andhe1718 (1 ) – has multiple accounts selling the same fake Muhammad Ali signed photographs
  • micwa_6698 (15 Feedback score: 15)
  • claup80 (20 Feedback score: 20)
  • theukmemorabiliastore (160 Feedback score: 160) – cheap framed junk – selling well
  • richy_465 (173 Feedback score: 173)
  • lawio1 (912 Feedback score: 912)
  • stlwarriors0208 (442 Feedback score: 442)
  • hobbies_emporium (9 )
  • 2012abrowne1 (124 Feedback score: 124)
  • benocsean (677 Feedback score: 677) mixes fakes with other cheap items
  • aladinhiscave2014 (825 Feedback score: 825) *
  • outlet-0 (347 Feedback score: 347) *SAME FRAUDSTER AS aladinhiscave2014 ABOVE
  • celebrityc-76 (662 Feedback score: 662)
  • paulgord81 (370 Feedback score: 370)
  • peteb0065-6 (185 Feedback score: 185)
  • adsam-93 (532 Feedback score: 532)
  • hairends (300 ) mixed inventory with mostly bad items.
  • alfianthon_0 (1140 Feedback score: 1140) Mixing inventory with fakes and genuine items/tickets. UPDATE 26/12/2020 alfianthon_0 (1852 ) now selling a regular & large quantity of fake items with inflated prices.
  • mania (6 )
  • sala_4882 (0 )
  • samuk_123 (86 )
  • loann_3480 (2 )
  • alexsong22 (5 )
  • claup-31 (0 ) – update claup80 (57 updated Feedback score: 57) 57 fakes sold for approximately £40/£50 each
  • jmay-234 (7 ) jmay-234 (18)
  • shellmarie80 (720 Feedback score: 720)
  • autfarren (262 Feedback score: 262)
  • nichmcmu11 (22 Feedback score: 22)
  • micwa_6698 (18 Feedback score: 18
  • ad11ht (666 Feedback score: 666)
  • hemmwend (96 Feedback score: 96)
  • johmcfe-0309 (118 Feedback score: 118) Mixes good inventory with expensive fakes.
  • owethco (15)
  • daniewad_7 (10 Feedback score: 10)
  • linkandnavi (94 ) – mostly Sean Connery fakes.
  • movies4walls20 (0 )
  • neged_50 (2 )
  • jacobuxto1 (5 )
  • mollie_weaths (156 )
  • hoopermac (1307 ) seller of fake music autographs and multiple fake watches.
  • lee-anne91 (42 Feedback score: 42) idle after quick auction sale of fake signed football boots
  • grandadpedro5 (209 Feedback score: 209)
  • smithys_pad (242 Feedback score: 242)
  • irwin27cheshire-6 (384 Feedback score: 384)
  • castigerman (992 Feedback score: 992)
  • atu.mhhfbdt (409Teal star icon for Feedback score between 100 to 499)
  • mondoduke (1342 Feedback score: 1342)
  • depalmer10 (4406 Feedback score: 4406)
  • jackieward2009 (671 Feedback score: 671)
  • conradbowen1986 (399 Feedback score: 399) – multiple fake Sylvester Stallone/Eastwood seller
  • autographsoftheworld (4)
  • micbur-1331 (30 Feedback score: 30)
  • worldofsuperheroes_vault (249 Feedback score: 249) mixing mostly fake inventory with genuine.
  • darrysaga0 (266 Feedback score: 266) has built good feedback by mixing good inventory with bad. UPDATE 20/09/2020 darrysaga0 (413 Feedback score: 413) mostly bad inventory now - mostly fake signed boxing gloves
  • g_manstott (4804 Feedback score: 4804) – has built good feedback mixes good inventory with bad.
  • 2littlemonsterz (2366 Feedback score: 2366) – admits in sale posts that his items are auto penned signed. But many buyers miss this information thinking it is the real thing. This information should be headlined & presented in a clear succinct way.
  • soph_mac6 (335 Feedback score: 335) – admits selling prints of autographs in the small print, but it is not clearly stated.

Wow! This makes me sick. I'd be very interested in seeing the American list once it's complete. I can't imagine trying to deceive people out of money like these criminals do and be able to sleep at night. 

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