Retro Game Collector Accused of Selling $100,000 Worth of Forgeries

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A retro game collector has been accused of selling forgeries worth over $100,00 since at least 2015, involving games such as Ultima, Akalabeth, and Mystery Hose. Purchased from Enrico Ricciardi, buyers have compared notes and discovered irregularities in print quality, labels, and even blank floppy disks. Images with detailed explanations of the problems can be viewed here and here. Riciardi has since been removed from the Big Box PC Game Collectors group. An Anti-Scammers Guide has been posted to prevent fraud and counterfeiting. No legal action has been taken, but the buyers are determining the best course of action.

Source: Kotaku

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As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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