• Report: #946046

Complaint Review: Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics

  • Submitted: Mon, September 24, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, January 25, 2013

  • Reported By: Screwed by Laura Sperber — Georgia United States of America
Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics
Po Box 9 Internet United States of America

Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics Laura Sperber, Trade Dollar Nut, Screw by Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics Laura Sperber indicted on criminal charges, Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics Laura Sperber, Trade Dollar Nut, Screw by Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics , Internet

*Consumer Comment: Appears to be intentional Slander

*General Comment: Notice Requirements Pursuant to Mobilisa v. Doe

*Consumer Comment: I support Legend and Laura Sperber

*Consumer Comment: Ripoff Report gets lovely email from supporter of Laura Sperber that says "there is a butt whipping about to be administered and it is not Laura Sperber who is going to get slapped."..

*Consumer Comment: Laura Sperber is an excellent and honest coin dealer

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: False and Defamatory

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Criminal Charges Droped

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Not Laura Sperber

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: This is only half true

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Absolutely not true

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Laura Sperber from Legend Numismatics was indicted on charges of racketeering and money laundering on Monday. A grand jury handed down the indictment Monday afternoon. This capped a year long investigation in to her alleged criminal activity helping many well-known organized crime family launder money through the front of coin collecting. She is a well known loud mouthed PCGS coin dealer.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/24/2012 05:04 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Laura-Sperber-of-Legend-Numismatics/internet/Laura-Sperber-of-Legend-Numismatics-Laura-Sperber-Trade-Dollar-Nut-Screw-by-Laura-Sperbe-946046. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Appears to be intentional Slander

AUTHOR: Dave Bing - (United States of America)


I have been a customer of Laura Sperber and Legend Numismatics for over 20 years. I have never heard any complaints about this company from any customers. The only complaints I have heard came from competitors who did not like her stance on coin doctoring which is that coin doctoring is very bad for the coin collecting hobby and hurts even good coin
dealers by ripping off customers.  Most dealers have taken a hands off approach or look the other way when it comes to coin doctoring. Laura has not.

She has attempted to start a crusade against coin doctoring and has many several dealers that make a huge profit ripping off coin collectors. The person(s) that logged on as Laura Sperber appear to be trying to convince others that part of the allegations are true. Near as I can tell, this is 100% slander. In 20 years I have been following the coin collecting
press, I have never heard of any allegations of questionable  conduct on her part (even when confronting organizations protecting coin doctors (and other rip off artists). Laura is the closest thing to a Saint when it comes to coin collecting. I will agree that the coins that Legend lists go for top dollar. They are essentially the top 2-5% of their grade and worth every penny in the long run. Many rip off dealers are very irritated that Legend can get top dollar for their coins and that the
rip off dealers cannot. Laura has done more to clean up the crooked dealers than anyone else I can think of, and this includes several large organizations. As for me, I support Laura and her organization 100%.
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#2 General Comment

Notice Requirements Pursuant to Mobilisa v. Doe

AUTHOR: Dale Kinsella - (United States of America)

To the poster of this "report":  

Please take notice that Laura Sperber has initiated an action in the Maricopa County Superior Court - Case No. CV2012-015752, as a result of the false and defamatory statements contained in this "report" (the "Action"). In the Action, Sperber has subpoenaed the records of Xcentric Ventures LLC for your contact information and any other messages that you have posted on the website Rip Off Report, www.ripoffreport.com, under the pseudonym "Screwed by Laura Sperber" or any other pseudonym, about Sperber, to RYLEY CARLOCK & APPLEWHITE, One North Central Avenue, Suite 1200 Phoenix, Arizona  85004-4417, Telephone:  602/258-7701, Telecopier:  602/257-9582.

If you do not respond within 3 business days with your true and correct contact information to: Dale Kinsella via email (dkinsella@kwikalaw.com) or facsimile (310-566-9886), we will ask that Xcentric produce the records as discussed above. 

You may have a right to file and serve a response to the subpoena anonymously.  If you intend to file and serve a response, please do so, or notify us of your intent to do so, on or before November 12, 2012.

Dale Kinsella
808 Wilshire Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, California  90401
Telephone: 310/566.9800
Facsimile: 310/566.9850



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#3 Consumer Comment

I support Legend and Laura Sperber

AUTHOR: Brett Bogus - (United States of America)

As one of the nation's leading coin dealers, I support Laura Sperber.   As it says in a famous song "Amazing Grace", "amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me".  All men have erred, and that goes for women too.   We have all made mistakes, it is human to err and divine to forgive.  I know Laura has had her ups and downs over the years, I won't go into any details, because that is water under the bridge and forgiven now!  I just hope that we can all understand people make mistakes and let bygones be bygones!
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From: streeter chrome [mailto:streeterchrome@hotmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2012 7:36 PM
To: editor@ripoffreport.com
Subject: ED

Magedson, Ed editor@ripoffreport.com

I hope you know you are publishing false and defamatory information about Laura Sperber on your site and there is a butt whipping about to be administered and it is not Laura Sperber who is going to get slapped.

You had best wise up lad. Real fast. You are playing INTERNET SLANDER with the wrong folks.

Good luck to you because you're going to need it.

regards
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#5 Consumer Comment

Laura Sperber is an excellent and honest coin dealer

AUTHOR: Robert Klein - (United States of America)

Laura has been an excellent and even more importantly, a most honest national coin dealer of collectible U.S. coins.

I have dealt with her for over 10 years and observed her in action for 10 years prior to making my first purchase from her.  I have never heard of her ever having to deal with any significant consumer complaint.  I do not deal exclusively with Laura Sperber so I am able to compare her ability as well as integrity in the coin dealer industry with other national coin dealers.   I can state for the record that her integrity is second to none in the coin dealer industry. 

I have a suggestion which is very simple. Let the ripoff reporter back up/document  his or her accusations with REAL FACTS right here about this alleged charges of racketeering and money laundering within 72 hours (this is the weekend) and then we will talk and look it over.
Otherwise, if not done, this ripoff reporter then has no credibility whatsoever and could be charged with libel in my opinion.

Thank you.
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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

False and Defamatory

AUTHOR: Dale Kinsella - (United States of America)

This is Laura Sperber's attorney.  The above complaint is completely false and defamatory.  Ms. Sperber has never been indicted of racketeering and money laundering by a grand jury.  Ms. Sperber has never been investigated for helping many well-known organized crime family launder money through the front of coin collecting.

In addition to the above post, a user who is impersonating Ms. Sperber posted comments to the above post.  The above posts were not posted by Ms. Sperber and are false and defamatory.  Ms. Sperber has never been charged or investigated for money laundering.  Ms. Sperber has never had charges against her for money laundering dropped.  Ms. Sperber has never been convicted of any crimes and has never reached a plea bargain regarding any crimes.   

We have filed a lawsuit in Arizona and have issued subpoenas to determine the identities of the users who have posted the false and defamatory posts about Ms. Sperber and are impersonating Ms. Sperber. 


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#7 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Criminal Charges Droped

AUTHOR: Laura Sperber - (United States of America)

I am posting documents this week showing that all criminal charges were settled via plea bargin. I was never found guilty.
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#8 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Not Laura Sperber

AUTHOR: tradedollarnut - (United States of America)

What a great website. /eyeroll

First, someone can post an accusation that is completely false with no proof whatsoever and the owners charge you $2,000 to go to arbitration to get it redacted. Then, anyone can sign on pretending to be an owner of the company so they can infer that some of the spurious claims actually happened.

Just fantastic. What a load of crapola!
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#9 REBUTTAL Owner of company

This is only half true

AUTHOR: Laura Sperber - (United States of America)

This is Laura Sperber of Legend Coins. We sell only PCGS /CAC coins and only the highest quality. Some people are reported i was a under investigation. This is not true these charges of money laundering were dismissed by a judge three years ago.

I only sell the best quality coin PCGS and CAC only and have not been convicted recently of any crimes. This is old news and i won the case!!!
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#10 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Absolutely not true

AUTHOR: tradedollarnut - (United States of America)

Not one word of this accusation is true.  Counsel has been retained and action will be taken.
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