FAKE 2014 KOOK on ebay

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  1. 1for1

    1for1 Well-Known Member

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    321367468966 - Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing finishing on ebay Australia (NSW, Australia) in 10 hrs

    WOW
     
  2. House

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    That's okay, pretty transparent it's not the actual coin and no legal tender value ascribed to it

     
  3. bigcountry

    bigcountry Member Silver Stacker

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    At 23 bucks it's getting mightily close to costing as much as a real one!
     
  4. 1ozTrOy

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    Why would anyone who knows its clad would pay good money for this? Am i missing something?
     
  5. Eureka Moments

    Eureka Moments Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Shill bids hoping to get a sucker, or some people are just that stupid and will pay because it looks pretty.
     
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    Not marked as a copy. It's counterfeit and illegal to possess. Federal offence.
     
  7. ozcopper

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    Seeing lots of clad copies on eBay UK with specific sellers.
    Why are they not getting prosecuted ?
    The coins are exact replicas stating one ounce fine 999 silver etc with a face value.
    I call this counterfeit.
    Reporting to eBay is falling on uninterested ears unfortunately but if a body of stackers were to start something on eBay it might get their attention.
     
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    How can this product be offered legally for sale ?
    Okay he is honest enough to state that it is gold plated but I cannot tell so from the blurred image of the coin which possibly states one ounce of fine gold.
    That means someone will most likely try and flip it to someone not so knowledgable and make a killing - poor sod that buys the fake though.

    If I print copies of $100 notes and list them as copies but they look like the real thing I would end up in jail.
    Why not so for coins especially like this one ?
     
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    They don't give a toss PA, many people have complained and they don't even take the listings down.
     
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    Is there a trading standards or government office that you can report this fake stuff to ?
    Thought they would crack down hard on counterfeit - especially currency.
     
  15. House

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    Australian Federal Police would be the relevant Gov dept
     
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    It's long been a time to make eBay responsible for any fake appeared on site .., they like making money on all things, a bit of responsibility would not hurt them
     
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    Everyone hit report items on ebay and lets see if seller keeps selling?
     
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    I've reported it. I totally agree that it encourages someone to flip it on to a 3rd party.
     
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    I see the seller ended some of the items himself yesterday, hmm wonder if he got a message from Ebay ...lol
     
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