Results of SOME findings on eBay.
xiemns1_3 a new seller based in GZ, China, has been an eBay seller since June 8, 2017.
He is offering forgeries of Liberated Area, Imperial and Treaty Port stamps.
Based in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, e.c.b.y.ltd is offering very dangerous forgeries of Imperial CIP stamps and their imperforate between varieties, overprinted West Szechwan Silver Yuan, and others.
xianghao1989 of JX, China, has been an eBay seller since September 21, 2017. As of today everything he is offering is a forgery.
Since March 10, 2014, pinch.jiang of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, has been offering a wide range of forgeries, including very dangerous forgeries of Imperial CIP and ROC stamps, imperforate between varieties, and fake covers.
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As a rule be careful if someone is selling an inverted overprint, a missing colour, or anything from a liberated area.
Check the feedback - if previous items are shown as "Private" that is not an encouraging sign. Dodgy sellers often have 100% good feedback so this is not always the guide it should be.
Check to see if the seller has several other unique and desirable rare items for sale. If he or she has iask yourself how likely this would be.
Use the View ID History link to take a look at the sellers history, if you see multiple name changes don't go near them, they are changing the name for a reason.
Take a look at Romans post and follow some links to see examples of what a bad seller looks like. viewtopic.php?f=14&t=545
Leave BAD FEEDBACK, don't simply return fakes, you will get a refund anyway so by leaving bad feedback you will help flag up bad sellers so others don't get caught.
Complain to eBay about any forgeries you recieve and if they fail to act complain to PayPal but do so quickly.
I hope this helps. I am sure others will have tips to add.
I have pulled many of e.c.b.y.ltd's current listings in hope of accomplishing that. I am assuming all of e.c.b.y.ltd's offerings are forgeries but please correct me if that's not the case.
Is there a better way to organize this information. It certainly is useful to many of us, and I know there are a lot of smart people out there.
eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/CHINA-FORMOSA- ... 2542783523
Left the fake he is offering, right to compare a genuine stamp: Nothing really matches, especially perforation and print are far away from a genuine stamp.