miky_1988 of Oldbury Using Copied Images on eBay

eBay User milky_1988 281102864032

miky_1988 of Oldbury, United Kingdom, stole our 1914 George V Gold Sovereign photograph to use on eBay, without our permission, to try to sell his own. Totally dishonest. Image theft is endemic on eBay, and most sellers appear not to care whether their buyers are deceived.

High eBay Feedback is No Guarantee of Integrity or Honesty

When we wrote this page, this eBay member’s feedback was -1 with 0% Positive Feedback according to eBay.

Feedback for this user from 12th May, 2013 says “another ebay scammer,,not just missleading but a liar,,having to claim”. The item the buyer has purchased was a 1914 George V sovereign. It just shows that you shouldn’t trust all sellers on eBay.

eBay Copyright Thieves

Many eBay vendors use our coin photographs to sell inferior quality coins on eBay. These eBay members are dishonest and should be avoided.
We believe eBay profits from IP rights infringements (copyright theft), and does so knowingly, only removing infringing items reluctantly, if at all.

What’s Wrong?

We invest a great deal of time, effort, and cost into creating some of the best photographic coin and gold bar images on the internet. We strongly object when lazy and dishonest people decide to use them without a by your leave or thanks, doing so in competition with us. It is always possible, even likely, that sellers who steal photographs do not own a similar item, and have the intention to totally defraud potential buyers.

Copyright theft is dishonest. We recommend you avoid doing business with dishonest dealers. The vendor is not only cheating us by stealing our copyright images, he is fraudulently or ignorantly misleading and deceiving all potential buyers. Gaining pecuniary advantage by deception is the definition of fraud.

Sample Listing

rare gold coin george v in good condition call mihai 07804239739

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Item Number:
5th May, 2013
georgivs 1914 gold coin

The seller was asking for a starting price of £170.00.

Even before eBay’s greedy 10% selling fees, and possible PayPal charges, the seller would almost certainly have been much better off selling the coins to us, instead of stealing our photographs.




Oldbury, United Kingdom


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