This is not great news for you Lewis, but it is sadly the response I expected knowing the seller & my own comunications with them.
His claims about getting them U graded or even regular graded is a fabrication & outright lie, I spoke directly to Steve @ UKG yesterday just to double check, Steve returned all of Jeff's baggies for reasons I am not at liberty to divulge but suffice to say Jeff is not welcome to send anything in for grading by UKG now & if he is having stuff done there it's via a 3rd party, the figures will obviously not be granted a U grade from a fake baggie FFS! that much is obvious.
Personally with these being a known commodity now & being documented as 100% fake by a grading company & the seller being aware of that fact, it would be wise to inform the police & make a short official statement with them so it has been recorded officially, then if you want to proceed via the court rout you have some info at hand to help with the case, if enough of the affected parties in this all did the same I think a joint claim would be quite a simple case as when everything thats been sold by the seller is totted up we are looking at multiple thousands & with that kind of figure in question I am sure the courts would be looking in to not just financial claims but also a possible fraud investigation.
I really feel for you, I am so sick of giving the bad news about these baggies to collectors.
I do hope you can get some resolve.