Well ebay INSISTS all replica stamps are marked on reverse and that marking MUST be shown on the lot photos.
Report the heck out of him and send him this link.
Ebay have revamped the rules re forged and faked and replica and counterfeit stamps.
Sellers now MUST mark fakes indelibly on reverse, and load a photo of that marking into the lot description.
Alterations (that includes forged perfins, overprints and cancels) and repairs MUST be noted now if known to seller, and sellers offering conga lines of the same fakes clearly DO know!
Also on EVERY ebay lot there is a “Report Item”
icon – whether the sale is ended or not.
Reporting that via the simple drop-down options as shown below is a 5 second operation -
If ebay gets 5 or 10 reports on any given items they WILL generally take notice. They usually warn the user and remove the lot. Sellers getting several such removed lots are in trouble.
Let’s use ‘people power’ to stop this material getting offered.
Everyone “hoping” others act, will get nothing done - like most things in life! It takes teamwork and a Community Spirit
, and the dodgy and misleading lots will be FAR less.
ebay now have set up a fast new portal JUST to report suspected sellers of forged stamps at - https://www.tinyurl.com/ebayfakes
- also found at - https://www.ebay.com/scw
- there is space for 10,000 characters in your reply, so all the relevant info can be added. Unlike most ebay complaint forms that allow just 100 characters etc.
Please take a moment to do BOTH
….. do the “Report Item” drop-down, and give a summary on the link above.
Most likely they will go to 2 different ebay staffers, and that is double trouble for the fakers.
Some staffers ignore such stuff, others are more pro-active – it is a lottery.
However several reports on any single item can be seen by all staffers looking at it, and that generally gets some action.
Even if 4 staffers have ignored it, the 5th staffer might see 5 reports and decide to act etc.
- never under-estimate the value of it! 8)
Ebay's OWN clear written rule is that Counterfeit Stamps are NOT allowed on ebay. Period. Remind them of their OWN rule, and it often does wonders. The average ebay Robot Drone in Bangladesh or Bombay or Bogan has never heard of that rule - REMIND them.