Articles and Reviews of: Crime and Fraud

A Nigerian General’s Dream… A Cautionary Tale of Historical Bond Fraud

A Nigerian General’s Dream… A Cautionary Tale of Historical Bond Fraud

by Joshua T. Herbstman for CoinWeek…. At some time or another, we have all gotten an email that resembles the following: Dear Sir, During the regime of our late head of state, General Sani Abacha, the government officials set up companies... read more »

 

Numismatic Crime Alerts: Major Theft in Baltimore, Coin Shop Burglary in San Antonio

Numismatic Crime Alerts:  Major Theft in Baltimore, Coin Shop Burglary in San Antonio

Crimes related to numismatics know no boundaries and affects the numismatic industry around the world. Millions of dollars in numismatic items have been stolen from collectors and dealers who have fallen prey to a numismatic crime. The Numismatic... read more »

 

Security Questions for Coin Collectors at Home and at a Convention. VIDEO: 4:39

Security Questions for Coin Collectors at Home and at a Convention. VIDEO: 4:39

Don Rinkor, Don Rinkor Rare Coins Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Safety is a major concern for both coin dealers and collectors. Knowing what to do at a coin convention and at one’s home is important to staying... read more »

 

Precious Metal Verifier Available to Help Determine Genuine Gold & Silver Items. VIDEO: 4:17

Precious Metal Verifier Available to Help Determine Genuine Gold & Silver Items. VIDEO: 4:17

David Blau, Inventor, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. The flood of counterfeit coins entering the market has prompted new concerns about determining the authenticity. Up until this time the best electronic machine to... read more »

 

Robbery at Harlan J. Berk, Chicago-Based Coin Dealer

Robbery at Harlan J. Berk, Chicago-Based Coin Dealer

Off hours robbery at Harlan J. Berk prompts new security measures for Chicago firm… Exclusive CoinWeek news report…. Chicago-based coin dealer Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has a long tradition of welcoming numismatic scholars and collectors... read more »

 

Federal Motion Filed Against Odyssey Marine for S.S. Central America Recovery Effort

Federal Motion Filed Against Odyssey Marine for S.S. Central America Recovery Effort

First Finders of Famous S.S. Central America Treasure Accuse Odyssey Marine of Trespassing, Ask Federal Marshals to Seize Recovered “Ship of Gold” Items Federal court motions claiming misappropriation and trespass were filed on... read more »

 

ANA announces Coin Recovery from 2007 Museum Theft

ANA announces Coin Recovery from 2007 Museum Theft

News Report by CoinWeek staff….. In 2007, the ANA Museum Collection Manager Wyatt Yeager stole approximately $1 million in coins and numismatic items from the ANA. Efforts continue to restore the collection to its pre-theft condition... read more »

 

ANA Recovers Lost Coin with Dealer Help. VIDEO: 2:58

ANA Recovers Lost Coin with Dealer Help. VIDEO: 2:58

Kim Kiick, American Numismatic Association, Richard Snow, Eagle Eye Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… The ANA has located another of the coins stolen from the Money Museum several years ago. Executive Director... read more »

 

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The New York Assay Office Gold Theft of 1978

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The New York Assay Office Gold Theft of 1978

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum reader and former head of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing... read more »

 

Numismatic Consumer Alliance Helps Coin Scam Victims Recover More than $8 Million

Numismatic Consumer Alliance Helps Coin Scam Victims Recover More than $8 Million

The Numismatic Consumer Alliance, Inc. helped recover nearly $1 million during 2013 for consumers who were victims of unscrupulous coin sales, according to John Albanese, founder and president of the not-for-profit watchdog organization. The... read more »

 

Numismatic Crime Information Center to Conduct Law Enforcement Seminar During F.U.N Show – January 2014

Numismatic Crime Information Center to Conduct Law Enforcement Seminar During F.U.N Show – January 2014

The Numismatic Crime Information Center will offer a one-day training class on “Numismatic Crime Investigations” for local, state and federal law enforcement officers. The class will be held in conjunction with the F.U.N. 59th Annual... read more »

 

Numismatic Crime Information Center Update. VIDEO: 2:04

Numismatic Crime Information Center Update. VIDEO: 2:04

Doug Davis, Founder, NCIC Interviewer: David Lisot…… There is a nonprofit organization devoted to sharing information about crime and security in the numismatic industry. Doug Davis is founder of the Numismatic Crime Information... read more »

 

THE COLLECTIBLE COIN PROTECTION ACT (HR 1849)

THE COLLECTIBLE COIN PROTECTION ACT (HR 1849)

Non-Partisan Bill Aims to Thwart Influx of Counterfeit Coins Washington D.C In an effort to stimulate interest in the passage of H.R. 1849 (The Collectible Coin Protection Act) Barry Stuppler, chairman of the Gold & Silver Political Action... read more »

 

EBay sellers—One More Scam To Watch Out For

EBay sellers—One More Scam To Watch Out For

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. The advancements in digital photography and the ease of ability to post price lists and auctions on the internet have proved to be a real boon for coin sellers. ... read more »

 

Numismatic Consumer Alliance Recoveries Top $7 Million For Purchasers of Overpriced Coins

Numismatic Consumer Alliance Recoveries Top $7 Million For Purchasers of Overpriced Coins

The Numismatic Consumer Alliance, Inc. (NCA) helped recover nearly $1.3 million during 2012 for buyers who fell prey to unscrupulous coin sales, according to John Albanese, founder and president of the not-for-profit watchdog organization. That... read more »

 

ANA Money Museum Gets Stolen Australian Holey Dollar Returned

ANA Money Museum Gets Stolen Australian Holey Dollar Returned

The 1813 Holey dollar was returned to the American Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum on Oct. 23. The Holey dollar is an 1813 Australian coin struck on a 1788 Spanish-American real piece of Charles III from Mexico City.... read more »

 

ANA advises members to check credit, debit statements

ANA advises members to check credit, debit statements

The American Numismatic Association has received reports that several members had credit or debit card numbers stolen during their stay in Philadelphia for the World’s Fair of MoneySM. In light of this, the ANA advises members to check their... read more »

 

“Hotel Buyer” Scams Bring Federal, State, and Local Criminal Charges

“Hotel Buyer” Scams Bring Federal, State, and Local Criminal Charges

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com On Tuesday morning, CBS News reported on the cessation of operations by THR Associates, which ran perhaps the largest “hotel buyer” operation in the US over the... read more »

 

Texas Man Wanted for Coin Theft – Dealers Take Note !

Texas Man Wanted for Coin Theft – Dealers Take Note !

Doug Davis from Numismaticcrimes.org sent us the following press release…… A warrant has been issued by the Jefferson County, Texas Sheriff’s Department for Bryson Miguel Cendejas W/M 12/19/1985 on a charge of Felony Theft. Investigators... read more »

 

Superior Gold Group Agrees to Final Judgment and Injunction

Superior Gold Group Agrees to Final Judgment and Injunction

Owner Bruce Sands Ordered to Pay $2 Million in Restitution and to Stay Out of the Precious Metals Business City of Santa Monica and L.A. County prosecutors have reached a final agreement with Superior Gold Group and its owner, Bruce Sands, more... read more »

 
 
 
 
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