How do you hold a dealership accountable for selling forged autographs

 I recently discovered that my Abraham Lincoln note and signature his highly likely nothing more than a crude forgery. The dealership will not buy it back even though  they claim to have a lifetime guarantee. In addition, the dealership steadfastly claims that the document was forensically inspected and deemed to be authentic. The authenticators however have quite a history passing off forged documents as authentic 

at this point I have resigned myself to the fact that I will never recoup of my initial investment, but more importantly I want to hold this dealership accountable for selling forgeries.

Any ideas on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.

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Comment by Steve Zarelli on March 9, 2023 at 1:26pm

"Forensically inspected" means "fake" 99% of the time in this hobby. Any dealer who uses this sort of authenticator is selling fakes and knows it.

If you used a credit card or Paypal file a chargeback immediately.

Comment by Nick Dimeo on March 9, 2023 at 2:15pm

I believe you said you purchased this for $14,000. I would hire an attorney at this point and even if he takes a third for winning the case you will still be left with over $9,000 and a painful lesson.

Comment by Christopher Williams on March 9, 2023 at 4:22pm

Paul, I would post all of the details here, including the dealership name, the "Forensic" person, etc.


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