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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

ANYONE ELSE BEEN SOLD FAKE VINTAGE JEWELRY ON EBAY?

My post yesterday, entitled MIRIAM HASKELL: FAKE OR REAL, has brought in a comment from someone else who's concerned about a Schiaparelli they purchased via eBay. Be sure to read what they've said.

As I promised in that post, I will be talking about my own very nasty experience in buying a Schiaparelli (actually 3 of them) through an eBay seller in the future but for now I just want to encourage anyone else out there who may have had similar experiences in buying vintage designer jewelry that turned out to be fakes to share their experience in this blog. You may not be aware of it, but there are things you can do if you've been scammed online. And if that purchase was made via Ebay using PayPal etc., if you're unable to get this resolved to your satisfaction directly through those companies, there are other avenues you can follow.

One of these is to to report the seller to the FTC. You can do that very simply online via this website: CONSUMER SENTINEL. I was pleasantly surprised after reporting my case there to receive a confirmation email within 48 hours, complete with case number and a "Thank You" for reporting this fraudster. Consumer Sentinel needs folks like us to bring these scammers to their attention and they do follow up. You certainly have nothing to lose if you fill in an online report, as long as you are certain that you've been defrauded.

Oh, just found another BLOG on similar subject that you might want to read. CLICK HERE.

So, anyone out there who wants to share their experience? By doing so, you might be sparing others similar heartache when it comes to buying Designer Vintage Jewelry. Let's hear from you!

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