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Re: Current accounts and scams of the Sydney Stamp forger on ebay

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Rob, please report the ocean-5502 account to your contact at Ebay. Great work again. :ugeek:


Rob, any news on this?

Also, add the new fake handles to your report if you can. Thanks again for your great efforts on this.
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I sent details of the half-dozen new accounts to my contact a few days ago, with a request to review the bids on the auction items for links between the accounts.

I also asked if she or the Investigations team could provide some information about why they have been unable to shut him down despite all the information which I and others have previously provided - ie what evidence is still lacking?

I suspect it is simply that he is disguising his IP address ; but if so, Ebay's specialists should be able to spot the signs of that, and look for other ways to link the accounts.

As I pointed out to her, there are only two possibilities here. Either there are over 110 stamp sellers within a few blocks of each other in New South Wales, all selling the same items, all using similar PO Box addresses, and probably all with the surname Nassar : OR it is the same man using 110 IDs to escape Ebay sanctions.

It shouldn't be that difficult for Ebay to figure out which is more likely...

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As I pointed out to her, there are only two possibilities here. Either there are over 110 stamp sellers within a few blocks of each other in New South Wales, all selling the same items, all using similar PO Box addresses, and probably all with the surname Nassar : OR it is the same man using 110 IDs to escape Ebay sanctions.


:lol: :lol: :lol: Great work Rob. Keep us posted. Thank you for your efforts once again.

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I suspect it is simply that he is disguising his IP address ; but if so, Ebay's specialists should be able to spot the signs of that, and look for other ways to link the accounts.


Yes, Nassar seems to be doing that - but as you say, Ebay's specialists should be able to work that out.

Seems to be a ploy used by online people of doubtful reputations. This from the recent thread which also shows very good co-operation between eBay and the Australian Federal Police:

Sydney Morning Herald wrote:Detective Senior Constable Renshaw said the brothers admitted using the different bank cards and SIM cards to avoid detection, but eBay had since closed their accounts.

“They swapped the [SIM] cards around so it was harder for eBay to pick up that it was the same person,” the detective said.


Federal Police seize 2.3 TONS of fake Aust Post satchels: https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=91616

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Maybe this scammer deserves his own thread, but he is at it again. :idea:

and_7713 or "Andy" selling his homemade "reproductions" of Australian Colonies imperfs. Link to his current lots - 21 lots at present - here: https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/and_7713/m.html?item=154391634478&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

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He obviously reads this thread as he had rebadged his *(This Word Auto Censored by Board software!)* productions as "reproductions" and not "forgeries". :lol: :lol: The productions are still unmarked. Many of these so-called "stamps" are unwatermarked as originals and as such, his listings are very misleading and deceptive and *will* fool people.

Further problem is that he now uses the rather unique descriptor "Undated Reproduction Of 1850 “sydney View” NSW Imperf Red Stamp" - the word "Undated" creates the misleading impression that this homemade rubbish has some age to it, is collectable and valuable, none of which are true.

Why does not Honest Andy say: "dated in 2021 when I made them at home". :idea:

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What "Andy" is trying to say here is: "This looks like an old reproduction, *I don't know* how old it is (rrriiiiiiigghhhttttt) so I will say it is undated out of fairness to you, the buyer, but it sure looks old".

Further problem is that nefarious people will buy these and add fake postmarks and inflate the prices of these fakes further. They will escape into the wild into other online sites, collections and circuit sheets etc. etc. "Not my problem..." I can hear and_7713 saying.

Can someone please show here the ebay Australia rule that prohibits the sale of unmarked replicas? (eBay Australia not eBay UK, Zanzibar, Pitcairn, or somewhere else).

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More Fake South Australia Departmentals from The Greek Forger


Item: 393220205082
Seller: northgate14
Closes: 30 Mar, 2021 20:33:45 AEDST
Price: starts at $180
Description: S.A Departmental P.A. in red
Link: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/S-A-Departmental-P-A-in-red/393220205082

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"Can someone please show here the ebay Australia rule that prohibits the sale of unmarked replicas? (eBay Australia not eBay UK, Zanzibar, Pitcairn, or somewhere else)."

As I said previously, the rules have not contained this requirement for several years. The Ebay.com.au policy is the same as elsewhere, and stated on the Stamps Policy page :

"Counterfeit stamps can’t be sold on eBay, while collectable and replica stamps must follow our policy.
We want our members to buy with confidence, so we've created a set of guidelines for selling stamps.
What is the policy?
- Counterfeit stamps and equipment designed to make these items are not allowed
- Collectable stamps must include a picture of the actual item being sold and specify any alterations or flaws not seen in the photo
- For replica stamps, the listing’s title, description and photos must clearly state or show that the item is a replica
"


It is not clear how they intend counterfeit to be interpreted as different from replica, and I pointed out that lack of clarity to Ebay last year. But I'm guessing that a counterfeit stamp is intended to mean one which if genuine would be valid for current postage use. In other words, they prohibit items which would defraud the postal authorities, but allow the sale of "classic" old forgeries.

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Thanks Rob.

So what happened to the written rules that required the application of the word "Replik/Replica" to the back?

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From my CEO contact last October :

"I have personally spoken with Steve Halupka about this policy and I am happy to clarify that replica stamps do need to be clearly marked as replica. This policy has not changed and these are the guidelines that we are currently enforcing. I have looked into our help pages about our Stamps Policy and they do state that the listing needs to show the item is a replica in the listing title, description and photos.

I will speak with our product and design team and put forward a suggestion that we make this information more specific to the marking required on the stamps to ensure that this is clear for our customers. Sadly, I don't have a timeline on when this will be completed however you can trust that the advice I have given you on this policy is correct as it has come from Steve himself, who looks after this policy
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Steve Halupka is/was the head of Ebay's stamps & bullion division, based in the US. It appears from this reply that they may not have intended to change the policy, and did not fully understand the consequences of the change. My previous message had explained that removing the requirement for an indelible marking on the stamp itself means there is no way to prevent fraudulent re-sale as genuine.

As 6 months have passed with no change to the published policy, I will enquire about progress on the re-write.

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I just read a thread on the German forum Philaseiten.de , with a similar discussion about fakes on Ebay & Delcampe. Someone pointed out in April 2020 that when selling on Delcampe, “It is no longer mandatory to indelibly mark counterfeits, copies and imitations approved for sale. Nevertheless, the nature of the article must still be clearly indicated in the description.

A representative from Delcampe responded by quoting their current rules, which I have copied from the English version of the site :

"5.1.3 : Questionable items

- Fakes, copies and reproductions. Delcampe forbids the sale of these items. However, an exception is made for fake stamps, coins and postcards, which can be collected. The sale of these articles is acceptable as long as the seller fully spells out the nature of the item in capital letters in the title and description. An abbreviation is not sufficient. The term used must be selected from the following list, based on the type of item : Reproduction / Forgery / Copy. Fake postage stamps and coins made after 1945 are prohibited.
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So interestingly, it appears they made exactly the same rule-change as Ebay did a couple of years earlier. And as with Ebay’s policy which segregates counterfeits from replicas, there is no further guidance on how they intend to distinguish the terms reproduction, forgery and copy.

The 1945 rule at first glance seems to be a simple and effective way of stopping most of the fraudulent activity currently going on. But it still leaves the problem of who will police this, and how. The Forum members immediately questioned the Delcampe rep about this, who gave the typical Ebay line of "Report it, and if necessary we'll take action", with no explanation of how. It appears that they have a team which includes voluntary unpaid moderators who can cancel listings - some of whom are members of the forum. What fun we could have, if Ebay introduced a similar scheme!

But even if they added a similar 1945 rule, Ebay would presumably still fall back on their argument that "We don't handle the items, so we can't judge what is a pre-1945 reproduction, and we don't know the motives of those who report alleged fakes". And thus do nothing, even when knowledgable specialists report an item.

If anyone here is a member of Delcampe, it would be interesting to get a "horse's mouth" explanation from their policy team of how they police and enforce the "no fakes after 1945" rule.

If anyone would like to read the German thread, here's the link. It has an English translation available. The thread begins back in 2012, but quickly moves forward to 2020. The post about the indelible mark rule change is numbered 27.

https://www.philaseiten.de/cgi-bin/index.pl?ST=4468&CP=0&F=1

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the same man using 110 IDs to escape Ebay sanctions.


110 different IDs so far is absolutely astounding. :shock: :shock:

Suggest that Rob post that list of IDs here and mods pin it to page one of this thread. Then mods update it whenever a new ID is created.

All the Greek IDs are a bit all over the place. Ebay users need a "one-stop shop" with all the IDs in one place. :idea:

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We all know The Greek Forger is a failed air-conditioning repairman named "George (or Georges) Nassar" living in or near Revesby, Sydney.

Here are some more details of his companies.

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He also had a private $2 company called "Air George Pty Ltd" with licences to do airconditioning and refrigeration.
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The company Air George Pty Ltd was deregistered by ASIC in 2019 - it ceases to exist.
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Air George Pty Ltd deregistered 24 April 2019.

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Then we have Georges Nassar's (note "s" on the end of "George") LinkedIn profile.

Here he falsely represents himself to presently be a Director of an airconditioning company.

You will also note that he only got his trade qualification in aircon from TAFE in 2012.

This was after he was dismissed as an electrician in 2004: https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=7030217

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Georges Nassar says he is the director of Air George in 2021. But the company was deregistered in 2019.

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George Nassar (no "s) Facebook profile: airconditioning technician

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George Nassar, Sydney, airconditioning technician in Sydney from 2009, Facebook
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This must be the "wife". Looks like someone out of "Housewives of Beirut". :lol:

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George(s) Nassar, same guy:
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There is also a man named George Nassar (No "s") who works as operations manager at Club Cronulla, Sydney: 41 Croydon St, Cronulla, NSW, 2230

No photos or dates given: https://au.linkedin.com/in/george-nassar-a913547b

There are multiple people in Sydney named George/s Nassar/Nasser. The others are quite legitimately employed and have nothing to do with The Greek Forger, other than have the misfortune of having a similar name as he. This might be a different man. Or not.

Can someone go in there and check? Might be the type of thing that a failed electrical and aircon contractor might do.

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Back to the unfair dismissal claim. Nassar says himself he had different IDs, a stunt which he has been pulling on ebay all along:
11 A third issue which relies on memory is that Mr Nassar insisted that when he first commenced working with the respondent he provided two drivers' licences which were issued in different names.

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Club Cronulla annual report here which I'll come back to:

http://clubcronulla.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/anuual-report-2020.pdf

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Folks can we stick to the STAMP FORGERIES please?

There are PLENTY of those. :lol:

This may well be the faker - or at least one of them - but in fairness we do not know that for sure, and let's leave the fine details for others, if they get interested.

Back to discussing the FAKE STAMPS ON SCAMBAY please.

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That is the faker. This name is well known. There is only 1 George Nassar aircon repairman in Sydney. Fullstop.

His real ID is very relevant to the discussion FAKE STAMPS ON SCAMBAY.

Other people will be very interested in this information. :idea:

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Folks can we stick to the STAMP FORGERIES please?

There are PLENTY of those. :lol:

This may well be the faker - or at least one of them - but in fairness we do not know that for sure, and let's leave the fine details for others, if they get interested.

Back to discussing the FAKE STAMPS ON SCAMBAY please.

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Hi MJ's pet, IMO it is not appropriate to post his family photos.

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" 110 different IDs so far is absolutely astounding. Suggest that Rob post that list of IDs here and mods pin it to page one of this thread. Then mods update it whenever a new ID is created. "

Most of them are already there, in the list on page 1 of this thread. And I recently sent an updated list to my contact in Ebay's CEO office. But as I said earlier, the problem is whether their Investigations team take the time to look for proof of links between these IDs ; and if they look, whether they can find any.

They operate on a presumption of innocence. If Nassar is disguising his IP address and using different PO boxes for the different IDs, there may be no proof. That also interferes with our reports of shill bidding, fake purchases, and bogus feedback exchanged between the accounts - unless Ebay sees proof of a link, they do nothing.

And they give no feedback to the person reporting, due to data protection, so we never get to know what is lacking or what more evidence they need.

It would be much more effective if a few of the well-connected or qualified members of the forum got together and persuaded the local Police and/or Trading Standards to renew their interest in Nassar.

If the Police had enough evidence of suspected fraudulent activity to raid his home, they would presumably find physical evidence of his forging activities - there must be printing and perforating equipment, and there will certainly be an IT trail.

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Totally agree with your comments above Rob. 8-)

Surely ebay can and will make their investigation available to NSW Police?

ps. I'd like to see the handle list on page 1 updated and kept current.

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The Lebanese Forger Strikes Again


Ebay Item: 184730511944
Seller: el73_28
Closes: 02 Apr, 2021 20:12:54 AEDST (Today!)
Description: TASMANIA 3d Brown Pictorial punctured OS LH MINT
Link: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TASMANIA-3d-Brown-Pictorial-punctured-OS-LH-MINT/184730511944

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Fake Tasmania OS Perfin offered on eBay by The Lebanese Forger, George Nassar of Sydney


Totally fake OS perfin. Mint stamp quite common. Don't be fooled.

This is a new fake account: Based in Australia, el73_28 has been an eBay member since 08 Mar, 2021

There are lots of fake perfins and overprints listed under this account: https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/el73_28/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Loads of totally fake SA Departmental Opts at $$Hundreds$$ of dollars each, made yesterday. Why won't the South Australian collectors do anything about this?!? :roll:

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Hi MJ's pet, IMO it is not appropriate to post his family photos.
Lebanese wife lives off proceeds of internet crime. Her name on ebay packages sent out and as a return address. :idea:

George Nassar freely plasters his family photographs all across social media - thousands of them. :idea:

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Another horrendous FaKe from The Lebanese Forger.

Ebay Item: 184736746872
Seller: el73_28
Closes: 03 Apr, 2021 20:37:12 AEDST
Description: SOUTH AUSTRALIA 6d Blue Departmental with P.0. in Black
Start Price: $220
Link: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SOUTH-AUSTRALIA-6d-Blue-Departme ... 4736746872

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More fake rubbish. This closes tomorrow. No bids yet, thank heavens for small mercies. :lol: :lol:

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Hi MJ's pet,

I have no doubt that the scams shall be named and shamed but also keep in mind that George Nassar hasn't been charged of any criminal offences yet.
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Lebanese wife lives off proceeds of internet crime. Her name on ebay packages sent out and as a return address. :idea:
His wife may (or may not) know the scams - he can always use her name on the return address without telling her.

And how about his kids ? They are likely live off proceeds of internet crime.

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George Nassar freely plasters his family photographs all across social media - thousands of them. :idea:
George posts his family photos on the social media and his photos being extracted by a third party then posted / linked to internet scams are totally different. It is cyberbullying to his family :shock:

I always enjoy reading your posts and appreciate your opinion on my covers but think you have crossed the red line of cyberbully because his family has nothing to do with the scams (unless proven otherwise).
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Agree.

MJs Pet is heading for yet another lonnnnnnnnnnnng posting holiday here, if he ignores requests one more time today. Sick of his antics.

He is a defrocked lawyer I understand, and he SHOULD know better. Hope someone sues him.

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Folks can we stick to the STAMP FORGERIES please?

There are PLENTY of those. :lol:

This may well be the faker - or at least one of them - but in fairness we do not know that for sure, and let's leave the fine details for others, if they get interested.

Back to discussing the FAKE STAMPS ON SCAMBAY please.

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George Nassar (no "s) Facebook profile: airconditioning technician


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One of the cancelled ebay accounts I notice in post #1 was -


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Mjay is not a defrocked lawyer, he is actually a disbarred lawyer.

And yes he should know better.

He finds some similar name online somewhere and straight away assumes he has the right man.

As a former "albeit failed" lawyer, he should back up his fanatasies by doing certain things first...

Such as paid company search to see which George Nassar is which.

Also he could communicate with member gregbear who had direct communication with Nassar and would have his actual address and to see if this address matches anywhere.

Also not everyone bothers or has a facebook page and George Nassar seems to be a common Arabic name.

There are also a lot of Lebanese demographically in that area of Sydney.

Instead, he believes what he wants to believe, and lets not let facts get in the way.

He undoes all his good work in exposing this amateurish conman by ranting on like an obsessed madman.

I am sure that, like Glen, most reasonable level headed people on this forum are getting sick of MJay's antics. Also I feel that Mjay's racist rants are getting to be over the top.

We have forum members who are Greek and Arabic and I am sure that they do not appreciate their heritage constantly mocked by this maniac
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Yes lets stick to the stamp fakes please folks. :idea:

PLENTY of those to highlight - sadly.

A lot of FakeBay accounts from these conmen are getting closed due to teamwork here, and MJsPet included for sure, to keep the stamp market much safer, and reporting all the new ones as they appear will nip them in the bud I am sure. :!:
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Today I received this reply from my contact in the CEO's office. Unfortunately it is pretty vague & generic, and doesn't seem to indicate any real progress.

"Thanks for collating the list of usernames you believe to be a part of a wider group selling counterfeit stamps. I have forwarded this to our Risk teams for further inspection, indicating which reported accounts are still active. Your reports have been very thorough and valuable to us, and I thank you for this. While it may be clear that we have taken actions such as placed a suspension on reported accounts, please note that other actions we may take that are restrictive are not always visible to other users. However this does not mean we haven’t taken any action. I note that you review accounts feedback when determining recent activity and certainly where there is buying or selling activity continuing on an account you believe to be connected to this group, please do continue to report these users through the following link or to our customer support teams.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/prohibited-restricted-i ... counterfei

I understand you have concerns about how these accounts continuously open and operate without our detection. Accounts can be opened with various registration information that may not necessarily link these accounts together on our system, and therefore avoid initial detection. Where there are fraudulent intentions from such users, we consider various information and behaviours to detect this. With help from members of the eBay community through reporting items, we can enforce our policies and work to incorporate our finding into risk detection models.
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I had also written separately about Ebay's promise to look again at their change of policy on no longer requiring indelible marks on the backs of replicas. Again, no progress :

" I also wanted to follow up with your email to my colleague xxxxx regarding our Stamps Policy. I note there has been no changes to this policy as of right now. However, as xxxxx mentioned, we do not have a timeline for when these change may occur, but rest assured your feedback has been passed onto our Product and Design teams for consideration."

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Hurrah! Finally we have some progress - all listings by IDs el73_28, starcollectables, stampcollections and ocean-5002 have disappeared today, and ID stampcollections is now NARU. The listings for ID worldstamps_29 were taken down a couple of weeks ago.

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As far as I can see, the only remaining active ID is northgate14, the account which shows Riverwood as the location. That account has only sold 23 items in the past year, and seems to have a much wider range of listings - coins, stamp booklets and sheets, etc.

I can't see any evidence of exchanges of feedback with the other forger IDs. I assume that if Ebay saw the same type of connections with that account, they would have cancelled those listings too. Maybe it isn't one of Nassar's , as a couple of members suggested earlier in this thread.

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Well done Rob.

Interestingly I saw a short collection of used NWPI OS punctures in a Classicphil auction in Vienna recently which were the work of the forger. Both forged cancellations and forged punctures. It shows that items he produced and sold on ebay some years ago can enter the maintstream auction houses unnoticed.

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Brilliant stuff!

It does always pay to be vigilant when it's going well with banning accounts. A few years back when everything he was listing in Australia was getting wiped, he set up on Ebay UK selling purported classic GB which were found to be auction catalogue scans, and he did very well for a month or so.

Hopefully thanks to blue-within-blue's / Rob's efforts he'll start to find stamp forging all too much trouble for too little return. One day...

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blue-within-blue wrote:
13 Apr 2021 20:54

As far as I can see, the only remaining active ID is northgate14, the account which shows Riverwood as the location.

I can't see any evidence of exchanges of feedback with the other forger IDs. I assume that if Ebay saw the same type of connections with that account, they would have cancelled those listings too. Maybe it isn't one of Nassar's , as a couple of members suggested earlier in this thread.

Well done Rob, and others working on this crook. :mrgreen:

northgate14 is 110% the same faker - the stuff he HAS sold has forgeries usual for the Sydney faker. Victoria Land overprints etc.

All have been PRIVATE AUCTIONS -- a near certain pointer to his M.O.

This current lot has all the stock in trade fakes

Forged OS perfins, Forged OS 1/- Large Lyre, forged BCOF Japan o/ps inc Red Ink trial, which is $500 if genuine alone.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OZ-Collection-of-59-x-pre-decimal-stamps-used/393241395080

Report him please folks, and advise them he is linked to the 4 above. :!: :!: :!:



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Nassar is back!!

This time he has resurrected some old account which according to the feedback he has not used for over a year.

sl_143_44

Just look at this totally wrong Victoria Land here

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Zealand-1912-13-1-2d-Green-K ... 4426022950


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Everything is wrong with this amateurish attempt.

Wrong ink.
Wrong setting.
Wrong inclination.

Wrong EVERYTHING.

Plus he has some totally fake SA departmentals as well.

What is even more astounding is the stupidity of ebay buyers that allows them to actually bid on this crap!!!

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Yes - all 4 current offerings are laughable fakes. Well spotted.

Lat 2 "sales" were in Jan on this account. Both forged of course. But last feedback was over a year back as you point out.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/sl_143_44/m.html?item=2244260229 ... 6732.m1684

Neither left feedback, so presumably bother were shill bidding - ebay might find that interesting. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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The "feedback left for others" list shows that this ID gave feedback to several anonymised IDs which are now de-registered, plus antiquesunlimited111_ 1 which is named and also de-registered.

Hopefully this means that Ebay won't have too much trouble identifying the links with his other accounts.

I'll notify them.

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The "feedback received as buyer" also includes fake associated seller "la-lune-collectables" as well, so there are more definite links between them.

This moron's faking efforts show total lack of philatelic knowledge and are so laughable that he should be expelled from the "Philatelic Forgers Guild".

What is even more laughable are the equally clever bunnies and Wallies that buy off him.

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I think the more accounts that are closed the more desperate he is getting......

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Another one bites the dust! la-lune-collectables - he's not having a good week ...


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The feedback list for "new" ID sl_143_44 looks very familiar - there is a distinctive set of 4 consecutive comments from the same UK dealer and I remember contacting him a few months ago to warn him he was selling to a scammer. And the 129 feedback number rings a bell too.

When you look at the ID homepage, there's a little purple logo next to the ID, showing that this is a recently changed ID.


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He has switched one of the old IDs to this new name, but I can't remember which one had the 129 score.

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Exact same forged stamp is below, supposedly SOLD by el73-28 a week back via shill bid Paradise "private auction" - we have 2 more interlinked accounts to ban hopefully?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Zealand-1912-13-1-2d-Green-K ... 7675.l2557



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corpman wrote:
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Nassar is back!!

This time he has resurrected some old account which according to the feedback he has not used for over a year.

sl_143_44

Just look at this totally wrong Victoria Land here

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Zealand-1912-13-1-2d-Green-K ... 4426022950



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Everything is wrong with this amateurish attempt.
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Yet another account from the Sydney faker - omramtrading99 - all forgeries Victoria Land and BCOF Japan etc, and all the tell-tale Private Auctions, and more of the same fakes being offered now - please report him.

Has been a buying account pretty much up until now but with all his other accounts being closed so fast he is getting desperate to peddle fakes.

Does not mention "NSW" on his listing to hide his tracks but Glenwood is Sydney for sure.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/omramtrading99/m.html?LH_Complete=1&rt=nc&_trksid=p2046732.m1684

Thank for reading - doc

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I have sent a message direct to the Shill Bidding team, asking them to check for links between these two revived accounts and the other known & current forger IDs.

I wasn't aware that it was possible to call up a list of a seller's previously sold items ; could Doc please explain how to get that link?

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blue-within-blue wrote:
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I wasn't aware that it was possible to call up a list of a seller's previously sold items ; could Doc please explain how to get that link?

Rob

For image matching with this guy it is a useful ebay option. He often lists material unsold, or he still owns due to Shill Bidding, from another closed account, hence making it simply for ebay to close that one too as the exact image links both accounts. Like this Victoria Land above.

All accounts have this section - do you not see this clickable option on ebay UK for all accounts?

Sold lots are for alleged real ''sales'' - although greedy shill bids often feature with him, so he still owns the stamps.



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