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Old 05-19-2003, 10:27 AM   #1
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FRAUD Alert!

Dear fellow collectors,

Please be aware of attempt to fraud collectors that's in the progress right now.

Several collectors in the US (at least two that I am aware of) were contacted last week with offering to purchase some high and expensive Soviet awards - including:
- Nakhimov 2nd class,
- Ushakov 2nd class,
- Khmelnitsky 2nd class.

The seller sends out pictures of authentic awards with electronically altered serial numbers. The original awards are located in private collections and pictures were obtained from Mondvor site.

The seller states he's located in Baltics/Russia.

In one case he introduces himself as Andrew Tkachenko and in other he uses e-mail "nimfo81@yahoo.com".

He's also listing on eBay under the nick name "colectibles_1".

Please be aware of this fraud going on and don't fall victim to the scamster.

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Old 05-19-2003, 10:49 AM   #2
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EXCELLENT POST

Hello,

I have been a victim of such FRAUD in the past and when I get to my archived emails, I will post the pertinent information such as email addresses and other details of the perpetrators in both of my cases.

As a collecting commuity, we are spending quite a significant sum of money, and thus need to protect ourselves as much as possible from opportunists who take advantage of people with a passion for Soviet Awards.

I know that the dealers will right away say: "Well, I told you that you should only buy from reputable sources...", however there are quite a few deals out there that are genuine, and sometimes yield items not found in the dealers' inventories.

Art, I believe we may want to create a section for fellow collectors to share any fraudulent attempts that transpired whether successful or thwarted in time.

Thank you,

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Old 05-19-2003, 03:22 PM   #3
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Hello Gentlemen
I am writing this story to also provide some information about what happened with me and other members of this Forum. I am not mentioning names, so nobody is offended. There is a person from Riga, who placed several items on eBay 5-6 months ago (Order of Nevsky, WWII Orders, etc. w/documents). After he was not able to sell those items on eBay he contacted several collectors offering those medals for less $$. He also contacted me. Later he tried to sell the Star of HSL to me, which was on eBay from Vilnus or Tallin from absolutely different person. Currently he offered me couple Stars of HSL and Order of Lenin. I asked few of our members if these medals are authentic. And you know, what I found out, that this person ripped off at least one of our collectors for $400.00 offering HSL and never mailing it. I suspect that this guy has ripped off more people.
If you are one of them, let us know.
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Old 05-19-2003, 04:49 PM   #4
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His name is Vladis Savikis
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Old 05-19-2003, 05:31 PM   #5
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Yes. Thanks Oleg for helping me. I was not sure if I can do it. If somebody needs Vlad's address in Riga (if it's his address) Oleg and I have it.
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Oleg and Eric,

Is this Vladis guy the same person that I was talking about in the beginning of the tread?

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May be. Our guy's E-mail is:
sava81@one.lv
In both E-mail addresses present 81. So it might be the same person.

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Old 05-19-2003, 06:25 PM   #8
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Eric,

I think that's the same person.

When I look at the sender's name - he has initials VS, which is probaly stands for Vladis Savikis.

I assume 81 is his year of birth.

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Old 05-19-2003, 06:45 PM   #9
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I think you are wright.
Oleg can tell you a lot about this guy's E-mails. I read them. It's terrible.
Vlad thinks that only way to survive there (in Riga) is to cheat people from the US, because they (we) have a lot of money and $400.00 is nothing for them (us). He is writing this openly, not even thinking about simple human ethics.

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Old 05-19-2003, 08:35 PM   #10
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This guy screwed me for OGPW1 on suspension!

The piece had enamel broken off on top ray and the price was right on or a bit less than market...

I do know where the Order ended up being sold to but I can't do anything about it!

as they say: Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)...

He also screwed my friend, I'm sure he'll chime in and tell that side of the story!

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