You’d think a Facebook group devoted to exposing scammers in the sports card hobby would be a safe place.
In the often shady world of sports cards – things are not always what they seem
Last April, disgraced breaker Nathan Burns of Grand Slam Collectibles broke 25 cases of Heroes of Sport – a product riddled with trimmed cards from convicted felon Will Jaimet.
The product exposed the shady world of card trimming, and eventually led to an FBI investigation.
You’d think Burns, Jaimet, and the others associated with the scam would be exposed on sites devoted to exposing scammers.
Burns is an advertiser on the Scammers Exposed Facebook group.
Any negative comments about Burns are scrubbed. And he’s not the only one.
Last year Stephen Michael, owner of Filthbomb Breaks, sold a trimmed Mickey Mantle to a collector. When the collector posted about the incident on the Facebook group – the post was deleted.
Because Filthbomb Breaks was an advertiser.
But it gets worse …..
The collectors are still waiting.
The supposed 45-day turnaround has lasted over a year.
Gilmore’s response: “Just tell them all to f*ck off”
After a victimized collector got upset about the long wait, Ron Steven Marion, another admin of the Scammers Exposed Facebook Group, messaged the collectors’ place of employment and threatened to leave negative reviews about the business.
Marion later bragged about it to the group.
Collectors are still waiting for their cards.
Some victims feel Gilmore kept the customers’ cards for himself – and the delay is due to the fact he needed to purchase cards in lesser condition to submit.
If you question where your cards are a year later – moderators of the Scammers Exposed Group will call the HR department where you work.
This hobby is full of greedy scumbags.
Recently another moderator of the Facebook Scammers Exposed, Drew Herndon, invited Luis Molina – who runs a cleaning/trimming service for getting cards higher grades onto The Hobby Hotline Show. (link takes you to where the interview starts).
Despite being banned by all the major grading services since 2018, Luis is allowed to promote his service.
A search of Luis’ name in the Scammers website reveals:
Wonder if he’s a paying advertiser as well?
Ultimately the Facebook Scammers Exposed group & website is simply a slush fund to collect bounties from other scammers – and a feeding ground for the moderators to conduct scams themselves.
With card values never being higher – you wonder why dorks like this have to stoop to these levels. But the hobby seems to attract cockroaches. Be careful.
Ron Marion is charged with running an illegal online raffle for a Dodge Challenger he owned.
Chris Gilmore found swapping out packs on camera while selling packs for Vintage Breaks.