Fraudulant seller on HipStamp and eBay - "trust but verify"
My apologies if I am posting this within the wrong discussion topic. I am quickly learning to "trust but verify". Last year I purchased three stamps from seller abigaisteel3 off of eBay. I just had them certified based on advice from a trusted stamp dealer friend, and all three (US Scott #'s 141, 143, and 144) were determined to be fraudulent by the Philatelic Foundation. The grills are counterfeit on each. I am currently seeking recourse through eBay but am not hopeful because the transactions took place over a year ago. I am likely out of luck but the least I can do is inform other potential buyers. Unfortunately this seller is now also on HIpStamp as well so buyer beware! That seller's listings consist largely of "grilled" stamps and counterfeit coils derived from imperforate stamps. Any advice would be appreciated other than "don't be so gullible"!