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Resource ID: #14242
Subject: Fraud
Source: NBC News Dateline
Date: April 29, 1997



This year-long investigation uncovered companies operating fraudulent "seized property and government" auctions. Dateline learned the companies in question had no ties to the government, despite their advertising. Their merchandise rarely comes from government auctions, instead the companies buy volumes of mass-produced items and sell them as rare, high-quality treasures.

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