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RE: Ebay meteorite scams

Colorado prosecutors say Montrose man peddled bogus meteorites, threatened experts

The Colorado Attorney General's Office says a Montrose man tried to sell a phony lunar meteorite on eBay for at least $512,000, promised 80 percent tax deduction to would-be buyers and threatened experts in the field who said his finds weren't from space.
State prosecutors are accusing Steven Curry, his business, Uncompahgre Meteorites, and his charity, The Osirius Foundation, of deceptive trade practices. They are asking a state judge to bar Curry from advertising or selling the material as meteorites.

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 Every meteorite had to come from someone. There is a history or as I like to put it there is a blood line or family tree so to speak on how a meteorite was passed along and became available for sale. You need that ID card or COA as documentation or proof that  the meteorite is legitimately authentic and its authenticity is backed by the Seller or Dealer. A meteorite is worthless without it. Not only will you have trouble reselling it, you will also have nothing to fight with if you find out later that the meteorite you bought is NOT a meteorite at all or not the type meteorite described by the Dealer or Seller on eBay.

To check an eBay Seller/Dealer below for Feedback, Sales or Auctions.

1) Click on the eBay Name and a new window will open.
2) Copy n Paste or type the eBay Name in the search box.
3) Enter the verification code that displays in the image.
4) Click the search button. A new page shows the name of Seller/Dealer.
5) You will then be able to click the feedback number or Sellers items.

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