Art Auction Fraud
Many clients purchase art at “traveling art auctions” originating out of Georgia, Florida, and other places. Often they purchase prints by Picasso, Dali, Degas, Rembrandt, Chagall and others. Sometimes they also buy rugs and bronzes. Seldom do they ever turn out real.
These auctioneers produce authentication papers that on the surface look impressive. They usually are fraudulent with the so-called appraisers not having an address or phone number to contact and verify. Their bill of sales are equally misleading with brief , incomplete, one word descriptions and no written guarantees. We’ve even seen the auction firms not having an address or real phone number.
If you think you’ve been taken by one of these auctions, we can help get your money back! Your credit card company will want a certified appraisal and verification the pieces are fraudulent, before issuing a credit. The states attorney’s offices also require this to make sure you’ve not just had a change of heart about the items.
We’ve provided such legal documents to hundreds of “trusting, naive” art collectors like yourself. We’ve always had great success in them getting refunds.
Just give us a call and we’ll be glad to help anyway we can. We can confidently advise you on your options and give you some immediate peace of mind. You’re no longer alone with this problem. We’re with you!