First I want to clarify something very important, no one is implying in any way that ebay itself is a "scam" site, promotes or intentionally allows scam artist to flourish on its auction site. As with any site open to the general public, especially internationally, scam artists will flourish, and ebay is no different.
Having said that, one of the most abused areas of the site is WW2 German memorabilia, and it is absurdly abused. You will see things for sale from Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, etc. that simply never existed in WW2. Tons of SS Goblets, rings, cigarette cases, watches, and anything else you can think of for sale on ebay 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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This recent addition to my site is an effort to bring buyers attention to the fact that these items are commonly known amongst collectors as Fantasy Pieces, and they've been around for decades. Many were produced shortly after the war to supply the demand for wartime trophies and many others were recently produced and then aged to add authenticity.
The simple fact that a "dealer" in Latvia has an endless supply of these scam pieces should tip people off, but apparently people like to believe they have scored a valuable war relic for a few hundred bucks.