Doing the rounds again are these fake SCOUT ARP armbands. Sold on eBay by a notorious shyster in the Midlands, he's being flogging these pieces of crap onto unsuspecting collectors for a while. This utter tosser uses a number of aliases on eBay to sell his forgeries. He was also responsible, at one time, for a large number of fake enamel ARP badges but it appears he's not listing those currently (hopefully because this site lists all the known forgeries...). The badges do, however, still creep onto auction sites as "original".
eBay itself it partly to blame, also. Whilst they have put money and effort into validating certain watch brands and (of all things) collectible trainers (yes 'sneakers'), they never cover the veritable plethora of faked (and very expansive) militaria on its site.
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