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Monday, October 2, 2017

Is ConManKen Committing Another Fraud? You be the Judge

So, #ConManKen is selling some Walking Dead memorabilia. Nothing special with that. He's been hocking that shit forever. But as NotAnotherDime points out, he's now offering Certificates of Authenticity that don't look all that authentic.

Case in point?  These boots:

You know its Kenny - because of the "pruce" tags ;)

See that Certificate of Authenticity? Here's a closer look:


Look in the lower left corner. Notice the PSA / DNA logo?

Now read and weep #ConManKen:


 #ConManKen - the cons just keep going and going and going...

http://notanotherdime.blogspot.com/2017/10/20171002-ken-whit-whitman-trying-to.html

Go to the above and read the complete investigation. BTW, Kenny, you do know that all ink jet and laser printers have their own unique identifiers, right? Just like a fingerprint...

25 comments:

  1. Hmm, buy a pair of Frye boots, distress them, forge a CoA...that's fraud. That is literally the definition of criminal fraud.

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  2. Just one question. Should the dna sample/seal be on the item itself and not on a piece of paper? I know nothing of these things. Seems you could marry the cert with any pair of boots otherwise.

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  3. I've stopped buying any memorabilia because pruces are just out of control.

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  4. No, it's usually issued as a certificate, but with signature of the authenticating party, a hi-res picture of the item, a catalog number, watermark, hologram, etc. The big problem here, of course (besides Ken's CoA missing ALL of that) is that PSA/DNA only authenticates and grades sports cards and signatures, not movie and TV props themselves (e.g., they'll authenticate a signature on a prop, but not the prop itself).

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    1. Sorry. That was supposed to be a reply to Jolly. Still trying to figure out the new phone.

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    2. I was mistaken. PSA also grades other sports memorabilia. Still not movie props. ;)

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    3. Most of those "invisible" inks are visible under UV light. Just go to the local Pet Warehouse and buy a small flashlight designed to show up cat urine. It's a UV light! You can usually get them for under $10 and they are AWESOME for finding "invisible" printing on things...

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  5. Given that Ken's boss/partner/whatever was signing comics, then selling them as "signed by the character", for 10 times the cover price, this seems par for these guys.

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    1. Whoah, what now? Do you have a link to details on when/where he was doing this? Not saying I wouldn't believe it considering how much shady stuff seems to constantly happen around Marcus just gotta see the details on something that messed up (plus I've been wondering for awhile if one of the reasons Marcus keeps protecting Ken is because a thorough review of Ken's illegal activities by a court are likely to uncover the same on Marcus).

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    2. http://www.tenkarstavern.com/2017/07/looking-for-conmanken-hes-managing.html

      Read the comments. King even admits to it.

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    3. Wow... apparently he doesn't realize that by writing a completely unrelated name on the cover he's actually reduced its value substantially (going by MyComicShop's 1-10 scale he's basically capped it at 5).

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  6. Oh, he's not so bad. I bought an authentic Julius Caesar denaarum that is clearly marked "44 BC" so you know it's legit

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  7. I just wonder why, if it so damned easy to look up a proper example for a CoA, why does his look like shit? Doesn't this guy still have some proper printing equipment squirreled (or pawned) away somewhere? I think I could do a better job on my home printer.

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  8. You can't make this stuff up. He knows he's under scrutiny and just keeps on pulling these stunts in the public eye.

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    1. Because he keeps getting away with it. Sad.

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    2. I don't know. He seems to be more than capable to make this stuff up.

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  9. Lets look for a new industry to bilk money from Stage props. Could the new lady in his life be a former prop women from The walking Dead known to make replicas of the costumes and would have access to the props and CoA's? Plus it has been six months of living n the back of Little monsters

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  10. Did anyone google Eccentric Authentication, llc. I did, https://eccentric-authentication.org/ Eccentric Authentication is an open source internet security protocol for password.

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    1. Yea I dud. That company doesn't exist.

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  11. apparently someone questioned the authenticity of the certificate on the FB page and the posting is now gone - poor kenny.

    one less scam from the Whitless Man...

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  12. Of course it's gone. He'll deny he every had them. "boots? what boots?"

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  13. Just to be clear, anyone can make a COA.There are no official requirements, regulations, filings. Its the issuer's rep and verification of authenticity.
    The issue is plopping a reputable company logo on a false doc of a false item.

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