|1||3jaysinc||53||mandmpx # ***** ~|
|3||allstarautographs-co-uk||55||micha10-5 ~ ( (Anthony Daniels)|
|5||amiee1212||57||moviemiracles # ***** ~|
|6.||andys.soulbox(### 2, 3, 9, 10 (said Kenny Baker gave him signatures; lied; also sells bootlegs) May be also denisesfinds (wife's ID) so beware of that name; Ebay "empty Scam packages" Andy Mayfield; wife Denise.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|7||ashew||59||NE Autographs ###, 1,3, 4, 10,11 NEW|
|8||atticbargain||60||Noreproints@aol.com # ***** ~ aka noreprints|
|18||axop (aka US Trade Discount)||70||ritravis|
|26||byrum-enterprises||78||scificollect-half aka scificollect|
|30||chrislovessherry||82||simplyautographs aka mastergraphs|
|35||filmzauber88 &||87||Starmarks.net (see Axop) ***** # 4|
|42||Jakesmom2003 ***||94||ticktock1965 aka Andys.soulbox. aka looknold; multiple ID's changes ### 2, 3, 9, 10 May be also denisesfinds (wife's ID) so beware of that name."empty Scam packages" Andy Mayfield; wife Denise.|
|45||joeybearpa *** email@example.com|
|51||looknold Aka Andys.soulbox aka ticktock1965 ### 2, 3, 9, 10 May be also denisesfinds (wife's ID) so beware of that name."empty Scam packages"; real name Andy Mayfield; wife Denise.||102|
Forgers in the News:
International Authentication Services (This service has been confirmed this to be an individual forging COA's and there was admission that they never looked at the sigs (Lord of the Rings cards) Another collector called and investigated and came up with similar information). Here's the address: International Authentication Services 7205 Goreway Drive unit 59148, Mississauga, Ontario L4T 4J1
http://www.frankcaiazzolawsuit.com/ Apparently, a new "expert" on John Lennon and the Beatles is having some problems. I don't know much about this so read with caution; I am just reporting it for what it is. As of 06/02/11 I just found out this case may have been settled. However, there is not court number for me to prove this, at this it's not fact, but according to many news sources, the case was "settled" which means this party being sued in effect had to pay damages. Take from that what you will. Here's the link to a forum which discusses the case: http://www.autographnewslive.com/showthread.php?37-A.R.A-Jerry-Gladstone-VS-Frank-Caiazzo-lawsuit-settled-today.UPDATED
Along with the case above, I have been emailed by a third party dealer/collector whom I have trusted who notified me that there is a counter lawsuit. Here's the information: ,http://live.autographmagazine.com/profiles/blogs/american-royal-arts-corp-and UPDATED
This was sent to me from a fellow collector and is worth the read:
Perhaps he did it "In Cold Blood," and maybe with a bit of "Hocus Pocus," but one thing's for sure - Forrest Smith III's freedom is in "Clear and Present Danger" after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to forging signed copies of famous authors' books and selling them on eBay. Smith's literary counterfeit operation victimized more than 1,000 bibliophiles and netted him more than $300,000 between 2002 and December, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Dubnoff said Smith, 47, of Reading, bought unsigned first editions of books on eBay under his account name, bigdaddy_books, Dubnoff said. Smith already had an authentic copy of the author's signature, either from another book or a document, Dubnoff said. "He'd take that signature to a stamp-making store," he said. "They'd take his money and make [the signature] into stamp." Smith would then stamp the books with the "signatures" of such renowned authors as Truman Capote, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, Norman Mailer, Anne Rice, John Grisham, John Irving and Tom Wolfe, prosecutors said. He'd then use an account he created in his wife's name without her knowledge - bev103162smith - to sell the forged books, Dubnoff said. Prosecutors said that Smith preyed on more than 400 victims since December 2006, but Dubnoff said that he may have preyed on more than a thousand since 2002, sometimes selling a single book for more than $500. From looking at eBay and other digital records, investigators believe that more than 2,000 people bought signed books from Smith, but some of those had legitimate signatures in them, Dubnoff said. Dubnoff said that someone in the book-selling industry tipped off investigators to Smith's alleged scheme. "That person noticed some peculiarities in the auctions of both user names," Dubnoff said. "Then we did our investigation and uncovered the scope of the fraud." Smith is believed to have been unemployed and receiving disability benefits for the last 15 years, a law-enforcement source said. Smith, who pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud, will likely dispute the number of books he sold and his profit at sentencing, Dubnoff said. Both figures would play into the calculation of an appropriate sentence, Dubnoff said. Smith faces a maximum of 80 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced in September, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
As Vonnegut himself might say: "So it goes."
Personal Experiences; you should beware too:
Chris Macht EBAY ID Changes; was Inept533 aka deepspaceproduction aka deepspaceproductions and the emails change... firstname.lastname@example.org asked for a trade; said he sent his side and didn't. Another couple collectors got ripped off too (Josh and another). Same scenario. 31 yr old female with 4 years experience teaching high school English and 12 years experience tutoring reading and writing at the college level. Located in Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. supposedly, but is a guy I think... here's address:
129 W Quincy #3
Westmont, IL 60559
Boxing32 I bid on three items on Ebay but seller said "I don't combine shipping" and wanted to charge me 18.00 to ship three 5x7 envelopes. I asked him before the last two auctions were to end would he give me a break or tell me how he was shipping (if first class that's 60 cents). He refused to answer my questions telling me to wait till after the auction. When I answered back a little upset, telling him to answer so I could decide whether to cancel auctions or not, he CANCELLED the auctions with less than 2 hours to go and insisted I pay for the first item. Do not deal with him; he's unreasonable and does not offer good customer service and his prime motivation is greed. NEW
RobJosepj or josepj or the email@example.com I won an item and never got it. He said "you didn't get insurance" but I noticed that nobody form this timeframe who bought stuff from him got their items. I was promised a refund which never came and after numerous contacts, I got a check for the amount which I didn't feel comfortable cashing because it was a brand new check with no address information and I was first check... NEW
Dejavu Enterprises This is the company that is responsible for my entire devotion to forgeries. It is the company that sells on the net and in Hollywood, CA. It's the first place that sold my husband my FIRST bought autographs (a gift to me for our Anniversary); a signed 8x10 of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Mark Hamill. All signatures were forged and they they refused to respond to emails after the first one which I asked for a refund under the terms of the COA. They told me it was over a year old and would not honor it. So because of their refusal to be honest, and ripping my husband off 300.00, they end up here. Here is a link to their website: http://www.dejavucollectibles.com/.htm DO NOT BUY FROM THEM. Even a recent review of their current offerings show fakes. UPDATED This company is still pushing their wares YEARS later. Just this month I got a publication from them with forgeries in it! Stay clear UPDATED
GOOD STUFF TO KNOW:
Here is a list of UACC registered Dealers... these are not bad, but the good. http://uacc.org/registered.htm
The VERO List: Celebrities get their name
added to the list when they don't want certain things sold and they watch
their items for fakes (if some are spotted, they can force the seller to
remove, even if the seller has no knowledge the item was forged or on an
unlicensed/unauthorized item).. Any autographs on Ebay that are listed for
these people could be fake most likely or at the very least be prosecutable
even for the buyer.....http://www.uacc.org/bulletin21.htm VERO simply means a representative of that star has signed up to use legal
copyright laws and protect their stars likeness and copyrighted material. That
can be as simple as ending bootleg CD's or non-authorized calendars. It does not
mean they can end authentic autographs. They can use their VERO power not to
remove the good autographs but to remove the FAKES. The VERO list should be used
if someone finds a forged autograph on eBay, that person should try
to contact one of the stars on that list or their reps to ask them to use their VERO ability to have the person prosecuted or at the very least end the item
the 'watch' list *
* These have been submitted but not watched yet; also, all of these have changed Ebay ID's. You can search under all changed names. If you encounter a new Ebay ID for these users, please submit.
** Suspended or expelled by UACC and are possibly the same people under different ID's
*** Has a forgery charge (6 months with suspended sentence) against him/was manager of Ray Park.
**** Major authentication company verified items as forgeries.
***** Is no longer a registered user
# has multiple aliases
~ Private Auctions and/or Private feedback
& Looks at sites for Lord of the Rings and other autographs from rare people who never signed for more than a small handful of people at most....forges signatures and sells on Ebay. Took a couple off my own site and it was impossible for Celeb to have signed seeing they told me they had not signed any others! Claims to get in person to some people and changes stories depending who emails him/her. May be a girl. Claims to not speak English well, but was caught in lies there too; also mentioned as a forger on www.anthonydaniels.com
( Selling Fake Star Wars items; caught by an official source such as celebrity and fans
### Has had at minimum, two or more complaints submitted and is one step away from being on the X-list.
@ Buying from Xlist companies and reselling
% This dealer took signatures from my site or others I know and said he got "in person" signatures from "rare" signers who had personally told myself or my friend that they never signed another autograph before ours. When questioned, the dealer said he got the items in person two years before! This was impossible and the celebrity never signed those items.
1 continual complaints about this seller.
2 Feedbacks are horrendous, including forgery claim, illegal sales of copyrighted material, Bogus phone number and address, and Dozens of people not receiving items.
3 Star Wars items all done in same hand
4 Dozens or many items by same rare signers
5 Seller self confessed new seller and proof of that by date signed onto Ebay; but later said collector from around the world many years; in addition, seller's auctions in combination of languages to confuse buyer. This site confirmed more than one forgery. Seller's location not conducive to some of the graphs he gets; person submitting the name noted major discrepancies in spelling of names and one other person looking at submissions noted a photograph NOT signed by the appropriate celebrity who supposedly signed it. There is enough evidence to be concerned at this point. More information needed to upgrade to Xlist. If you have information to nail this person, please email
6 Seller would not give details and/or Scans of the items in question.
7 Complaint by celebrity/celebrity website and second opinion noted some if not all the items were suspect.
8 Mixture of good items mixed in with bad items; a good mixture (in other words, not just one or two bad but several).
9 Seller caught lying in email exchanges
10 Google search of seller yielded complaints on other boards, forums, groups or personal sites.
11 NOTHING on this person's site/auction is legit. Person needs legal action taken against them as it's believed they are intentionally and willfully forging every item
|allthingshavetheirday SUSPECTED accomplice to Andys.soulbox aka ticktock965 aka looknold who are on the xlist|
|aulebachf (Germany Ebay mostly); Added 04/04/06|
|awchristler ~ 2|
|hbuford2005 6, 4|
fastestshippersaroundusa ~ 2, 3, 4 ###
|gotitsigned * ***** Added 03/13/06|
|inferisonline~ * Added February 2006|
|mamar3 turned in for "Empty package scam"; "Unconfirmed Pay Pal address" caused him to retract his money on Pay Pal.|
|Memorabiliashop0 # ###|
|msps_realgraphs_ltd **** may be working out of cypress|
|nomorewanted SUSPECTED accomplice to Andys.soulbox aka ticktock965 aka looknold who are on the xlistNEW|
|silversigner * ***** Added 03/13/06|
|sportivation * Added 03/13/06 (Based on Star Wars sigs only; even Anthony Daniels agreed his signature was forged and put this person on his site too) Germany Ebay mostly.|
|star*signings * Added 03/13/06 (Based on Star Wars sigs only; even Anthony Daniels agreed his signature was forged and put this person on his site too)|
|scificollect-half 7, 8 Added 09/14/07|
|superstar*mart * Added 03/13/06|
|tanyas50 @ Added 03/13/06|
|thatsmysign * added 03/13/06|
|timeplay** Jeff Lee|
|uxxu1 * Added 03/13/06 (Based on Star Wars sigs only; even Anthony Daniels agreed his signature was forged and put this person on his site too) Germany Ebay mostly.|