Stamp Collectors Against Dodgy Sellers
Fakes and Forgeries
Hall of Shame
|SCADS was formed in response to an alarming increase in the number of altered,
forged, and misidentified stamps advertised by Internet stamp dealers, primarily in online auctions such as
SCADS is an international association of philatelists whose goals are to combat fraudulent and dishonest tactics by sellers of stamps, and to protect and educate the philatelic community at large from fraud, particularly the newer and less experienced stamp collectors who represent the future of the hobby.
Updated Expertization article to include Philatelic Stamp Authentication and Grading, Inc.
Last updated: November 2012
Reporting suspect items to eBay and the SCW
Last updated: August 2007. Follow these simple steps to report questionable items on eBay and the Stamps Community Watch group (SCW).
Guidelines for buying stamps on eBay
Last updated: October 2004. Read these before you buy on eBay! The SCADS Guidelines for buying stamps on eBay contains tips for eBay bidders.
Dodgy Sellers "Hall of Shame"
Last updated: April 2008. The dodgy sellers "Hall of Shame" lists sellers who have used various unethical or questionable selling or listing practices, such as:
In most cases, these behaviours have led to their being suspended from eBay or other internet sites.
Saratoga Ring resellers
Last updated: May 2007. List of resellers of altered stamps bought from the Saratoga Ring.
February 26, 2007
January 29, 2007
Alterations: The latest Saratoga ring buying and selling IDs member98123 and peterpaul1969 are suspended from eBay.
June 26, 2006
Alterations: The latest Saratoga ring buying and selling IDs detocakes9 and 8834david are suspended from eBay.
April 28, 2006
Scams: David Holt is using alias Vladimir Kosov to scam buyers of antique clocks and watches as well as rare books.
April 15, 2006
April 6, 2006
Scams: David Holt is using new alias Vladimir Kosov of St Petersburg, Russia to perpetrate his rare book scams.
March 9, 2006
eBay: If you see a questionable item on eBay and you want it investigated by the Stamps Community Watch group (SCW), follow these simple steps to maximize the chances of your report getting through to them.
October 22, 2005
Expertizing: Links to Simon Dunkerley's and G. Kock's expertising articles.
January 16, 2005
Hall of Shame: List of dodgy sellers which have been suspended by eBay since the formation of the Stamps Community Watch group (SCW) and eBay's partnership with the APS. Details here.
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