Managers of California-Based Global Gold Exchange Plead Guilty to Money Laundering

By United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of California ......   Global Gold Exchange, LLC and its managers, Jeffrey Morrow and Richard M. Owen, pleaded guilty...

Gold & Precious Metals: Ninth Circuit Rules for CFTC in Fraud...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ......   On Thursday, July 25, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated its anti-fraud enforcement action...

Two Former Precious Metals Traders Admit To Manipulation at New York...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ......   On Thursday, July 25, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued two orders filing and settling charges against former...

Recovered Coins, Fraudulent Checks: Updates From Numismatic Crime Information Center

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Recovered Coins The Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force is requesting assistance in identifying...

Minnestoa Dealer Sentenced to 30 Months Federal Prison for Selling Counterfeit...

Fraud scheme carried out in multiple states, some victims still may be unidentified   By Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) ......   Minnesota coin dealer Barry Ron Skog, 68,...

Michael Fuljenz to Present Useful Tips on Avoiding Fakes at ANA...

Former American Numismatic Association authenticator, grader and instructor, Dr. Michael Fuljenz, will give expert advice about counterfeits in the marketplace during his Money Talks...

Burglaries Show Need for Coin Shops to Take Precautions: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Crime Prevention Information Although the following information concerns jewelry stores, the Numismatic Crime...

Gold Price Jump Increases Potential for Gold-Selling Scams, Experts Caution

With the recent, rapid jump in the price of gold, investors should beware of scam artists trying to lure them with urgent claims of...

NCIC: Coins Stolen From Mail, Fraudulent Checks to Coin Dealers

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Lost/Stolen USPS The following notes being shipped via USPS have been reported stolen/lost. Michigan The...

Nationwide Jewelry Store Burglars Disabling Alarm Systems: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   NATIONWIDE PATTERN OF BURGLARS CUTTING POWER LINES TO JEWELRY STORES TO DISABLE...

Counterfeit Coins Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Counterfeit Coins - Reverse of a Denver Mint Indian Half Eagle By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The missing details on this $5 Indian reveal it to...

Suspects Wanted in Coin Shop Robberies: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen Gold Coins-Coin Shop On May 10,2019 two suspects, male and female, entered...

Owners of Rust Rare Coins Receive Criminal Indictments for Alleged Ponzi...

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Wednesday, May 8, a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah returned...

CoinWeek Podcast #114: Coin Shop Theft

 CoinWeek Podcast #114: Coin Shop Theft Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. On April 7, coin...

Suspect in Organized Coin Shop Theft Ring Arrested: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Missing/Stolen-FedEx Rare Coin Company of America (Rarcoa) recently had a package with six...

United States and Cooperating Gold Refinery Enter Agreement After Money Laundering...

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ......   Miami-based, gold refinery Republic Metals Corporation (RMC) executed a non-prosecution agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office for the...

Mail Theft, Michigan Coin Shop Robbery Among Recent Numismatic Crimes: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS Thefts Chicago Area An express mail package containing a large number of slabbed...

NCIC: Theft of Gold Bullion, Coins Among Recent Numismatic Crimes

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS - Theft of Coins/Bullion Two Express Mail packages were dropped off at...

Oregon Man Sentenced to Seven Years Federal Prison for Defrauding Investors...

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ......   Harry Dean Proudfoot III, 79, formerly a resident of Tigard, Oregon, was sentenced on Tuesday, April 9, to 84...

Numismatic Auction Site Sixbid.com Alerts Collectors to Fake Invoice Scam

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ....   On Monday, April 1, internet auction site Sixbid.com sent out a notice that several auction houses who sell coins and...

Former Precious Metals CEO in Contempt of Court for Failure to...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ......   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that on March 18, 2019, District Judge James Lawrence King...

NCIC: Help Identify Suspects in Multiple Gold, Coin Store Robberies

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Assistance Needed - Suspect Identification The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is working...

NCIC: Finest Known of Only Six Aluminum Morgan Dollars Missing or...

Recent Alerts From the Numismatic Crime Information Center   By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Missing/Stolen - Rare Finest Known...

Mark Olsen Mining Company to Pay Over $3.6 Million to Fraud...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ......   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that a federal court in Florida has entered an Order of...

CFTC: Federal Court Orders Precious Metals Dealer to Pay Over $2.3...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ......   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New...

Precious Metals Dealer Ordered to Pay More Than $8 Million for...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission .....   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on March 4 that a Florida federal court ordered Carlos Javier Ramirez...

Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of – Stay Alert

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS Losses The following two offenses have been reported stolen/missing. #1 The following two coins...

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Coins, Committing Mail Fraud

Barry Ron Skog, 68, of Burnsville, Minnesota, pleaded guilty February 21 to one count of selling counterfeit coins and one count of mail fraud...

Court Imposes $15.7 Million Penalty, Lifetime Ban Against Precious Metals Dealer...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission .....   In 2015, the CFTC Charged California Resident Hannes Tulving, Jr. and His Firm with Misappropriation and Fraudulent Solicitation in...

Sentencing Date Changed for Importer of Counterfeit Coins, Holders

April 25 is the new date for Kirschner’s sentencing hearing   U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler had been scheduled to sentence Jonathan A. Kirschner...