[meteorite-list] Montrose Meteorites / Steve Curry
From: Count Deiro <countdeiro_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:18:08 -0400 (EDT)
It is my fervent wish that those Listees and IMCA members that so quickly and tenaciously call for the heads of anyone of us that even remotely is suspected of "missleading" or "witholding" information when announcing a find, even when such actions are not venial and harm no one, would show the same prosecutorial zeal and find the means to stop this fraud from continuing to injure the innocent purchasers of his offerings and damage the reputation of the organizations he uses to imply the authenticity of his "meteorites".
Certainly, a complaint to those wolves of enforcement at the IRS and the FBI over the hands of METSOC and IMCA should put some heat on this guy. What he does appears to violate laws regarding charitable donations, mail fraud, etc. I tangled with him last year and his response was a public and personal attack, but he did stop his eBay offerings until he put into place a cunning scheme to fool them and the casual questioner.
>From: Mark Miller <axolotyls at gmail.com>
>Sent: Aug 30, 2011 2:36 AM
>To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
>Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Montrose Meteorites / Steve Curry
>I also noticed 6 Montrose Meteorites are being offered by another eBay
>seller, and all come with Certificate of Authenticity from Steven D.
>Curry, President & Owner of Uncompahgre Meteorites of Montrose,
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2011 17:16:16 -0600
>> From: "Walter L. Newton" <newton at acrossthebow.com>
>> Subject: [meteorite-list] Steve Curry is at it again!
>> To: <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
>> Message-ID: <28CD38A546384DE9A700EA8DBB981B49 at WalterPC>
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>> Or maybe I should say Curry has never stopped. The Meteorite Man from
>> Montrose, Colorado is gracing us with his one of a kind finds from the
>> western slopes.
>> and he is still promising that 80 percent of your bid is tax deductible
>> through his charitable organization. Seems that would be a little hard to do
>> since he is not registered with the IRS as a charitable organization (see
>> his filing with the state of Colorado)
>> In the past, Mr. Curry has been willing to respond to emails and explain all
>> about his wonderful lunar treasures. I emailed him a number of times... he's
>> not interested in talking to us anymore.
>> Don't you wish there was a way to stop this?
>> Walter L. Newton
>> Conifer, Colorado
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Received on Tue 30 Aug 2011 08:18:08 AM PDT