edd_jedi wrote:As far as I know most of the big ticket fakes he sold (trilogo Fetts etc) have all been sent back for refunds, without those added to the mix there is no case. Also the people who have bought a lot from Jeff haven't been overly vocal in the forum threads so I have little reason to believe they intend to do anything. Happy to be proven wrong though!
And that reason I can sympathise with.
I do understand Frank's frustrations although, on the balance of things, hitting this idiot's pocket is what is going to hurt the most. He was motivated by greed, and if money is all that he loves then.....didn't quite fit in with Leia, but you get the sentiment.
Private prosecutions are all well and good and will add to his misery by including the court fees, even if he holds his hands up, but whilst he's offering refunds the court won't entertain a claim (MCOL - Money Collection On Line is the service I believe you're referring to, Mocman, and yes, it's awesome!).
If everyone can get their money back and if this lowlife is chased out of the vintage market then I think that should be a satisfactory enough outcome and well worth your efforts, Frank. The problem is those that won't chase refunds or don't even know about this situation and it wouldn't surprise me one but if that was the majority of his sales. Regardless, that same group of people also wouldn't be involved in any legal action so he'd win out that way, as well.