I brought up eBay seller: this-n-thatsportscollectiblesplusmore  the other day and after going through his account and calculating how much money he has made on forgeries, I decided to call eBay yesterday.  After being transferred around, I finally get a hold of someone in (Fraud Resolution) and this person seemed to have knowledge of autographs.  

At any rate, I firstly explained my frustration with eBay allowing forgeries to constantly be sold on their site and how it seems that eBay has a serious lack of concern in relation to the problem of forgeries being sold on their site.

HIS RESPONSE: The Fraud Department does its very best to weed out easily identifiable forgeries and those of higher valued items by using Third Party Authenticators to look at items that have been reported.  However, it is the buyers responsibility to do their own research before bidding 

I then asked why Global Authentication is still an eBay approved authenticator with their reputation of authenticating thousands and thousands of forgeries on a monthly basis.  

HIS RESPONSE: I will have to defer on that question because I don't have an answer for you.  I will pass that comment along to the fraud department.  

I then brought up seller this-n-thatsportscollectiblesplusmore who has sold over 250,000 $$$ dollars in forgeries all authenticated by Global Authentication.  I explained that I go in weekly to report his items, yet they never get removed.  

HIS RESPONSE: In order for an item to be removed it must be reported by multiple eBay users.  

SO AFTER THIS WHOLE CONVERSATION, I feel that eBay is very passive on forgeries.  Based on this conversation, it honestly seemed to me that they don't give a rats tail if people sell forgeries.  

LET'S DO THIS...GO TO this-n-thatsportscollectiblesplusmore  and report every item you think is fake.  Let's just see if we all report if eBay will do anything about him.  He has sold over 1,000 Tom Brady signed Helmets and Footballs and I have reported EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.  By myself NONE OF THEM HAVE EVER BEEN REMOVED.  Let us see if as a team, we can get action.  So go look at the autographs you feel are fake and report them.  Will it get a response out of ebay?  

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Bear has been telling everyone to do their own research.....well looks like some of us did the research.

One thing for sure, those are obvious Joe DiMaggio forgeries.

Typical "Florida" crap on 4X6 paper.

You beat me to it by one minute Pete.

He should be happy that someone listened to him.

Wish i could say i was surprised but im not. I have been watching for a while and knew something was up with that guy from his posts. There is also another guy on here who is pulling a similar sham in my opinion. And in my opinion he is a banned member of this site under his last user name.

Email his name to me, Carl, and I'll look into it. Thanks

"Rayburn's Autographs and Collectibles"...

Bear used to go by Sam Rayburn here. 

Most Bear7171 listings I found were for Muhammad Ali autographs. All pathetic forgeries. 

If you check Bear's contributions on this site, you'll see that most warn people to avoid PSA/DNA and JSA. Now we know why.

Here...see for yourself:

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Bear replied to Jason Poulos's discussion eBay tells me...." They allow forgeries " I'm NOT JOKING GUYS.

"Yes this is true. Good point."

4 hours ago

Bear replied to Jason Poulos's discussion eBay tells me...." They allow forgeries " I'm NOT JOKING GUYS.

"I say do your own research so you dont get burned when you buy a autograph because ebay will always let anybody sell autographed items so just do research before you buy."

7 hours ago

Bear replied to Jason Poulos's discussion Global Authentication....BEST IN THE WORLD?

" The History Channel’s hit show Pawn Stars was the scene of one of the most embarrassing blunders in authentication history when PSA/DNA’s alleged expert, John Reznikoff, told millions of viewers that a Godfather movie script…"

yesterday

Bear replied to Jason Poulos's discussion Global Authentication....BEST IN THE WORLD?

"Yes this is true. GA is garbage. "

Friday

Bear replied to Jason Poulos's discussion Global Authentication....BEST IN THE WORLD?

"All have to say to that is do your research and you will find that PSA has passed many fakes thro the years like all the Babe Ruths go to website Halls of shame and read about PSA plus why does the court system not use them for any one thing. PSA…"

Friday

Bear replied to Jason Poulos's discussion Global Authentication....BEST IN THE WORLD?

"Are some things by PSA/DNA"

Friday

Bear replied to Jason Poulos's discussion Global Authentication....BEST IN THE WORLD?

"First thing I say is do your own research don't sent your money to PSA/DNA or JSA because they have passed fakes over the years. Save your money. I know of people who have meet stars and got a in person autograph sent it to PSA/DNA and they…"

Friday

Bear replied to geraldzheng's discussion michael jackson PSA fake?

"If you do not know this but PSA passes fakes just thought i would let you know this. Do your own research and don't give them your hard earned money. "

Thursday

Bear replied to Jason Poulos's discussion Is JSA now authenticating forgeries?

"Yes thats right i myself would not go with PSA / DNA or JSA i have seen them pass fakes before and have not passed ones that are in person autos."

Wednesday

Bear replied to Joel's discussion http://autographs-authentication.com

"I would not give my hard earned money to pay for a person to say it is good or a fake do your own research don't just send money out there look at PSA/DNA and JSA they have passed fakes for years and have made a killing doing it. I know of…"

Wednesday

Bear replied to Dustin Rouse's discussion Real T-206 Honus Wagner or not?

"Because if you sell this at a high end sports auction house you could get some good money for this one."

Wednesday

Bear replied to Steve Kahldon's discussion What do you guys think of this Mantle?

"Looks good to me. "

Wednesday

Bear replied to Ralph Wietses's discussion Best Autograph Authentication Services ?

"I do not trust PSA/DNA or JSA because both have passed fakes i say do your own research and dont send them there $100 to say yes or no and the quick opinion for $10 is a joke because they just look at a photo online and say yes or no thats crazy so…"

Wednesday

Bear replied to Dustin Rouse's discussion Real T-206 Honus Wagner or not?

"You could have hit gold my boy."

Tuesday

Bear replied to Jason Poulos's discussion Is JSA now authenticating forgeries?

"I do not trust JSA or PSA/PSA because both have passed fakes for years. Look at all the fake Babe Ruth they passed.  I ask this why does the court system not use them? Case closed"

Oct 20

Bear replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Rubio210_0 500 Homerun Club Mickey Mantle Autographed B...

"PSA/DNA has made another monumental authentication error. A Cobb item appearing on eBay for the past few weeks as an alleged cut signature of Cobb that was certified authentic and graded in one of PSAs air tight encapsulated holders was…"

Oct 17

Bear replied to Ryan's discussion Jeter/Trout/Sports forgeries eBay seller misiopau

"PSA/DNA has made another monumental authentication error. A Cobb item appearing on eBay for the past few weeks as an alleged cut signature of Cobb that was certified authentic and graded in one of PSAs air tight encapsulated holders was…"

Oct 17

Bear replied to Nate Chipotle's discussion Pac-Man Signed Glove. Thoughts?

"This is Manny's autograph you can find his gloves sometimes sell for around $35 if you find one that is up for bids on Ebay. The ones that come from over seas are cheaper and are his real auto too. His gloves go low at price because he is very…"

Oct 17

Bear replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Rangersplash93 500 Homerun Club Mickey Mantle Autograph...

"Does this person not have some of his autographed item stamped good by JSA and PSA i think they are saying it is OK i say don't spend a dime on JSA or PSA and do your research yourself and find out if it is good than spending your money for…"

Oct 9

Bear replied to Richie's discussion Real or fake Cal Ripken Jr. baseball

"First thing is if you do a QO by PSA/DNA that is a joke because there has been times when they say it is good then when you send it in they take your money then say it is bad. Let's not forget that then had many Babe Ruth auto's sent to…"

Oct 9

Bear updated their profile

Sep 27

Bear replied to Aaron Ryan's discussion Forrest Griffin?

"Yes"

Sep 11

Bear replied to T M EVANS's discussion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"There are good."

Sep 11

Bear is now a member of Autograph Magazine Live

Aug 7

Here's a quote by FDR that I think legitimate autograph authenticators can relate to:

Mickey Mantle "Florida" forgery sold by Ebay seller Bear7171.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Autographed-4X6-photo-matted-and-on-plaque-...

Another creep exposed. Good riddance Bear!

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