Did You Buy a Fake on eBay?

Posted on March 20, 2008


Seven people have been indicted in an international art counterfeit scheme. The defendants sold art fakes prints by Miro, Warhol, Picasso, Chagall and others with certificates of authenticity.  Follow this link to the Federal indictment to find out more. http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2008/pr0319_01.pdf or click on the side bar, Seven Defendants Indicted.

What can you do if you bought one of these prints? Follow this link to the Department of Justice where you can file a complaint. http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/iln  The website also contains many more details about the case.

The Feds are seizing assets of the defendants that may total 4 million dollars and you might be able to get restitutions paid to you as a victim. But that being said realize this case is just starting and that could take years. You should file any complaints now; this will help you later on if you are a victim.