fake autographs

Autograph Faker Pleads Guilty; Gov’t to Seek Restitution

Joshua Shores made good on his promise to plead guilty in an online scheme to sell fake jerseys and autographs. Prosecutors say they’re seeking restitution.

Feds Asking for Victims to Come Forward in Fake Autograph Case

Amazon is working with federal authorities to gather information from possible victims of Josh Shores’ $2.5 million phony autograph scheme.

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty in $2.5 Million Fake Autograph Scheme

A five-year online scam unraveled when investigators say they caught Josh Shores selling cheap counterfeit jerseys made in China–with phony autographs.

California Rep’s Bill Focused on Bogus Autographs

A California assemblywoman has introduced state legislation she hopes will help combat fake autographs…and Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is lending a hand.

Prosecutor: Autograph Scam Ran Five Years; MLB Interested

Those involved in an Ohio-based fake autograph scam stayed in business for nearly five years before police and the FBI closed in on what had become a seven-figure enterprise.

Brady, Crosby, Curry Among PSA/DNA “Most Dangerous Autographs”

A few active superstars join some old favorites on PSA/DNA’s annual list of ‘most dangerous’ sports autographs.

5th Guilty Plea in Huge Bogus Autograph Scheme

Another man from northern Ohio has pleaded guilty to playing a role in what’s been described as a huge phony autograph scam.

Update: 2 Arrested in Long-Running Fake Babe Ruth Baseball Scam

A Florida couple has been arrested in Mississippi for selling more than a dozen phony Babe Ruth baseballs to businesses in five southern states.

Ohio Authorities: Guilty Pleas in Fake Autograph Case

Four Youngstown area men have pleaded guilty to their roles in a much larger scheme involving sales of $2 million worth of fake autographs.

Trout Joins ‘Most Dangerous Autographs’ List

Mike Trout joins Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and other sports stars whose frequently forged signatures are on PSA/DNA’s latest list.

Report: Buyers at NJ Prosecutor’s Auction May Get Refunds

Pressure from a TV station may have a Bergen County, NJ prosecutor offering refunds to those who bought what are likely fake autographs at his auction.

Updated: NJ Prosecutor Questioned Over Autograph Auction

How did some questionable autographs wind up being sold at a prosecutor’s auction? WPIX-TV’s report says it seems to involve a comedy of errors.

PSA/DNA Releases List of Most Common Autograph Forgeries

A new list of the top 10 most common autograph forgeries includes Dodgers’ sensation Yasiel Puig and some deceased stars.

Victim Talks About Autograph Scammer Now in Prison

A long-time collector was taken for a ride by a con man a couple of years ago because he says Carl Meyer seemed to know as much about autographs as he did.

Editor’s Blog: Sellers Find New Venues for Unloading Fake Autographs

There are plenty of questionable and downright fake autographs and memorabilia out there. This time local auctions are the preferred venue.

Oregon Man Gets Prison Time for Bogus Autographs

An Oregon man will watch the World Series from a prison cell after being convicted of selling fake autographs.

Fending Off Fakes: Auction Company Round Table

Vintage sports cards and memorabilia can bring big bucks and with that come efforts to create phony items. Here, our auction company panelists take on fakes.

Massive Fake Autograph Scheme Lands Missouri Man in Jail

A Carl Junction, Mo. man has pleaded guilty to defrauding over 1200 victims in a fake autograph scam that went on for nearly six years.

Fake Autographs Turn into Real Help for Baseball Charity

How 2,000 phony autographed baseballs are about to make a big difference for kids baseball around the world.

Pennsylvania Dealer Faces Criminal Charges

Resealed wax packs and fake autographs are at the center of a case against a long-time sports memorabilia dealer.