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Complaint Review: Roger Epperson authentication

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  • Submitted: Fri, January 22, 2010
  • Updated: Thu, June 23, 2011

  • Reported By: Carlos — LA California United States of America
Roger Epperson authentication
6025-B Edgemoor, Houston Texas Internet United States of America

Roger Epperson authentication Signed, Sealed & Delivered - Autograph Memorabilia. ROGER EPPERSON IS A FRAUD AND #1 CON MAN . sELLING & AUTHENTICATING FAKE AUTOGRAPHS. Internet

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Breaking News:
January 17, 2010

Roger Epperson The Self Proclaimed Rock & Roll
Autograph Authenticator Caught Selling & Authenticating Fake signed Albums!!


Roger Epperson of Signed Sealed and Delivered also goes under the name "REAL". Epperson has recently turned down as not authentic many hand signed autographs from The # 1 in-person Autograph Dealer & Collector " Michael Wehrmann". These autographs deemed not to be authentic by so called autograph authenticator Epperson include Neil Young, Sting, Keith Richards, Little Richard and Cher. [continued below]....
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Michael Frost of P.A.A.S. an industry respected professional Rock and Roll authenticator has told Autograph Alert that he has re examined these and many other of Epperson's blunders and P.A.A.S. has found these signatures to be 100% authentic. P.A.A.S has been getting an unbelievable amount of Roger Epperson Letters of Authenticity's and Epperson Autographs, from concerned collectors, for reexamination since all of the disturbing news that has come out and exposed Epperson.

Epperson appears to have gone so insane pulling many questionable items off his website yet continuing to sell and consign to auction his own signed Rock & Roll autographs. Of course he has authenticated his own items (conflict of interest) however many of Eppersons items have now been determined to be not authentic. One New England auction house in particular has been removing Eppersons authenticated items from their sales fairly regularly. Worse, Epperson using his authenticating service has begun to turn down autographs that are offered by some of the most respected names in the industry.

How confused is Epperson? Here is a quote in Epperson's own words about Michael Wehrmann. "He has broken down some of the toughest signers in the business. As a collector I admire him, as a business man he is very stubborn, as to selling only items that are 100% authentic, EVERYTIME I worship him."" Roger Epperson.

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AUTHOR: roger epperson - (United States of America)

"A letter of apology to Roger Epperson Date: 2011-02-22 11:27:11

Notice to all members and visitors to the IADA-CC,

In recent months you may have seen information and news articles posted on the IADA-CC website attacking the integrity of a long time autograph collector, dealer and authenticator, Roger Epperson. These articles were malicious in nature and were way outside the scope of anything the IADA/CC stands for.

It is for this reason Michael Frost and Richard Scott of the IADA-CC are taking this opportunity to publicly apologize to Roger Epperson and his company REAL.

The IADA-CC had been receiving many e-mails daily from collectors and others believed to be trusted sources. The e-mails were sent to the IADA-CC under many different names and seemed credible at the time to our news director.

We were also sent several links with information taken from other websites that may not have been true. These e-mails were coming to the club and to the club directors daily. After a fact-finding mission, neither the IADA-CC nor its officers including Michael Frost and Richard Scott have any knowledge of any fraudulent or unethical activities by Roger Epperson. We find the following information that has been posted or emailed to be absolutely FALSE and unjustified. We also have found most of the e-mails to be coming from enemies of the autograph hobby and from fraudulent e-mail addresses with an anti 3rd party authentication agenda.

a. Roger Epperson authenticated signatures on album covers that were knowingly forged or not signed until after the death of signatories, and charged Dave Smith a/k/a Dave Wakefield [Editor's Note: It is actually Dave Wakefield aka Dave Smith, as Smith is Wakefield's alias.] for the authentication and then offered to purchase the albums. This statement is false and we found the published allegations to be untrue and the result of false information provided by others to the IADA-CC with intent to damage the character and authentication work of Roger Epperson.

b. Roger Epperson issued Letters of Authenticity and in many cases never examined the autographs. This statement is false and we found the published allegations to be untrue and the result of false information provided by others to IADA-CC with intent to damage the character and authentication work of Roger Epperson, .

c. An article in IADA-CC news The Roger Epperson Scandal and investigation, is handed over to the authorities, statement that there was a Roger Epperson Scandal that was being investigated by authorities, including the FBI, that IADA-CC had received reports of errors in authentication and selling of non-authentic material by ROGER EPPERSON, that a watchdog committee set up to monitor the action of Signed, Sealed & Delivered and REAL, two of the Epperson Companies had reported dozens of questionable items removed from ROGER EPPERSONs website, that IADA-CC was receiving reports from major auction companies, eBay and dealers removing Epperson authenticated items from their sites, that ROGER EPPERSON had been officially removed from being a member of IADA-CC. This statement is false and we found the published allegations to be untrue and the result of false information provided by others to IADA-CC with intent to damage the character and authentication work of Roger Epperson and the IADA-CC apologizes.

To show good faith and unity the IADA-CC would like to offer Roger Epperson a full life time membership in the IADA-CC.

The IADA-CC reorganized with only one goal in mind and only wishes to accomplish this goal. We are here to help promote the autograph world as a wonderful and valuable hobby, create lines of communication among its members, and help to educate our public in making good choices in finding rare and collectible signatures.

We all make mistakes, and for this mistake we sincerely apologize to Roger Epperson. We wish him all the best and hope we can, in some way, work together in the future. We think Roger Epperson is a valued and important part of the autograph community. It is very important that we are able to work together or at least communicate. Michael Frost, Roger Epperson and the IADA-CC have a common bond and that is to educate and to help the autograph community. We should have been spending our time and effort fighting the bad guys in the industry and not each other.

The infighting among the most important and respected members of the autograph community must stop. The time has come to focus on bringing back a safe environment for autograph collectors.

We sincerely hope that Roger Epperson and the autograph community accept our apology.

Sincerely,

Michael Frost, Richard Scott and The IADA-CC.

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