There are a bevy of new (access less than two months old) sellers on eBay
with a plethora (usually a dozen, but sometimes hundreds across multiple listings) of assorted Forever stamps in sheets and booklets, and new sellers who repeatedly list and sell 1 Forever coil. These kind of listings are suspicious to me. These listings priced at around 70% of FV sell very quickly and people purchase hundreds of dollars worth of stamps if multiple coils or dozens of sheets are in a lot.
What are the probability of Forever stamps sold on eBay
by third parties (not the official USPS store) being counterfeit and what recourse does a consumer have if they receive counterfeit stamps? Moreover, will employees at a USPS post office authenticate the stamps and if they indicate they are counterfeit, does the person inquiring get detained/arrested, is the person free to go but the stamps automatically forfeited, or is the person free to go home with the stamps and seek a refund from the eBay
I have not heard or read any public service announcements in media from the USPS cautioning consumers about buying Forever stamps from third parties on eBay
There are hundreds of Forever stamps sold by third parties daily on eBay
. Why are people willing to take such a risk? I personally would only buy Forever stamps on eBay
from the official USPS store.