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Is this libel/slander? Reporting ebay seller for libel/slander against PCGS?

Aspie_RoccoAspie_Rocco Posts: 3,252 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 16, 2022 10:01PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I reported this item and seller on eBay. I could not figure out how to appropriately report the listing. It seems like a silly listing to begin with.


  • AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 16, 2022 6:55PM

    It would have to be libel.

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  • ToreyTorey Posts: 79 ✭✭✭

    His asking price/description for the coin pictured is all you need to look at.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,083 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably a kid trying to make money by ripping someone off.
    They should be turned into PCGS & Ebay

  • Panda4456Panda4456 Posts: 362 ✭✭✭

    Seems legit

  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 677 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Panda4456….you are an unkind person…please find some other way to entertain yourself…

  • Panda4456Panda4456 Posts: 362 ✭✭✭

    @2windy2fish said:
    Panda4456….you are an unkind person…please find some other way to entertain yourself…

    You are an unkind person for calling me an unkind person. Looks like you have nothing else better to do!

  • mr1931Smr1931S Posts: 5,757 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not even worth anyone's time to address.The silly auction speaks for itself.

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He's taking the bait and switch game to a all new level.
    That's what happens when you play the shell game with a bubble as the pea.
    I guess.

  • opportunityopportunity Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭

    Not guilty by reason of insanity?

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  • CameonutCameonut Posts: 7,235 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Libel and keyword spamming to get his auction to come up on a PCGS search.

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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s probably the same person who wrote two e-books for kindle making the same accusations. You can look it up. Ridiculous stuff.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well that is nasty.... Certainly open to legal action for such a statement. Cheers, RickO

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Panda4456 said:
    Seems legit

    You’re on a roll, bashing PCGS.

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  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Crazy/silly/stupid thing to put in a listing.

    Perhaps they're hoping PCGS will swap it for a nice coin?? :D

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  • BestGermanBestGerman Posts: 75 ✭✭✭

    The seller had better have some proof.

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  • cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,855 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They're charging extra for the counting-wheel damage.

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,400 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've read just as damming statements posted here on this or other forums, still rather childish and stupid as little good can come from it.

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  • SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,826 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This seller has all the style of some of the drive by posters we've seen around here from time to time

  • vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,143 ✭✭✭✭

    Probably trying to prevent a potential buyer not to have the coin authenticated, which is what many would do with such a treasure.

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Having been reported to the head honchos and law enforcement, they will be breaking down his door at any moment now with a battering ram!!!

  • TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,734 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 18, 2022 4:20PM

    In most jurisdictions, accusing someone of breaking the law or of criminal activity is not just libel, it is libel per se, meaning that a claimant doesn't need to prove actual damages-damages are presumed. The statement listed above looks awfully close to an accusation of criminal activity. Still, I doubt PCGS would go so far as to pursue this.

    BTW, I think I'm a buyer at a mere $1200 on the nickel!


  • streeterstreeter Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Libelous. In writing with intent to cause harm. Also from that screen shot, I don't see a PCGS holder. He states the PCGS cert but I don't see one.

    On a much sadder note, I witnessed the passing of our very own PANDA. Nuisance. I'm heartbroken.

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  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seller puts his credibility on display with the price tag. The way I see it, the coin "offered for sale" is nothing more than a dummy coin being listed to allow them to make allegations about PCGS on eBay.

  • RampageRampage Posts: 9,398 ✭✭✭✭

    The seller has changed the title. It is still obvious who the seller is referencing though.

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,571 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The only thing rare in that listing is intellect.

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