International Euro Anti-Counterfeiting Conference Held March 24-27

By The European Central Bank, Directorate of General Communications....   The European Central Bank, Europol and the European Commission jointly organised the 3rd International Conference on...

Cybercriminal Sticks Up Sheriff’s Office, Demands Ransom to Be Paid in Bitcoin

By CoinWeek News Staff .....   Dickson, Tennessee, a small city located about an hour to the southwest of Nashville, fell victim this month to a...

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

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...

Counterfeit Gold – Beware of Fake PAMP Gold Bars

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ..........   A new wave of counterfeit PAMP Suisse gold bars are making the rounds. These new fakes show much...

PCGS Announces NFC Technology Included in All Coin, Currency Holders

Professional Coin Grading Service leads numismatic hobby with a massive leap forward in anti-counterfeiting technology   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced that it will...

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if...
CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016 Current Events 1.) Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at bank note protest "We are not going to embrace bond...
Precious Metals Crime and Fraud - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

CFTC Charges Florida Companies in Fraud Schemes Involving Gold

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ....   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the filing of a federal civil enforcement action in Florida...

Michael Fuljenz to Present Useful Tips on Avoiding Fakes at ANA World’s Fair of...

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

Precious Metals Dealer Ordered to Pay More Than $8 Million for Fraud and Misappropriation

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

Biannual Information on Euro Banknote Counterfeiting

Decline in euro banknote counterfeits in first half of 2015 – overall number remains very low By European Central Bank....   454,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn...
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), crime and fraud

CFTC Charges Omega Knight 2, LLC, Owner with $5.5 Million Precious Metals Fraud

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission .....   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil enforcement action for CFTC Charges Omega Knight 2, LLC, Owner with...

Former NJ Coin Dealer Gets 15 Months in Prison for Income Tax Evasion

By U.S. Attorney's Office .....   A former resident of Old Tappan, New Jersey, was sentenced on October 20, 2017 to 15 months in prison for...

CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint...
Numismatic Crime

Numismatic Crime – Coin Shops Targeted by New Group of Alleged Gold Thieves

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Numismatic Crime Residential Burglary - Tennessee Detectives with Williamson County, Tennessee are investigating...

American Portfolio Asset Management, Inc. to Pay $578K+ Restitution to Precious Metals Customers

CFTC Orders Florida Resident Alan M. Kneller and His Company American Portfolio Asset Management, Inc. to Pay Restitution and a Civil Monetary Penalty Totaling...

CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016 Current Events 1.) The reasons Saudi Arabia stopped issuing paper riyals "The number of one Riyal banknotes constitutes half...
Numismatic Crime

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...
Hannes Tulving sentenced, over $15 million in Fraud

Federal Judge Sentences Coin, Precious Metals Dealer Hannes Tulving in $15 Million Fraud Case

By United States Attorney's Office - Western District of North Carolina .....   A coin and precious metals dealer and his company responsible for defrauding more...

Robbery at Harlan J. Berk, Chicago-Based Coin Dealer

Off hours robbery at Harlan J. Berk prompts new security measures for Chicago firm... Exclusive CoinWeek news report.... Chicago-based coin dealer Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has a...
Numismatic Crime

Numismatic Crime – Help the Hobby Fight Counterfeit Coins and Other Alerts

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Law Enforcement Education The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational...

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

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 Crime – Stolen Banknotes, Missing Coins

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen/Missing Notes Jhon E. Cash Rare Currency of Highland Village, Texas has reported...

CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course...

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes - By Paper Money Guaranty Staff ........ One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and...

Hotel Scam Alert – Philadelphia ANA World’s Fair of Money Hotels

Did you receive an email or call trying to sell you a Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money hotel room?  The ANA did not authorize...

Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

By Vic Bozarth - Bozarth Numismatics The ‘COIN DOCTORING’ controversy is indeed the HOT topic currently.  My name is Vic Bozarth and I am proud...
Numismatic Crime

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...

Texas Man Arrested for Fraud Involving Rare Coins

Worked for different coin companies in Beaumont over a period of five years By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Last Wednesday on July 12, the United...
Bullion Dealer Charles McAllister of BullionDirect Charged with Fraud, Money Laundering

Bullion Dealer Charles McAllister Charged with Fraud, Money Laundering

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ......   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the...