Scammer Tries to Sell Fake Pokémon Cards, Gets Arrested

A Japanese man has reportedly been arrested for selling and procuring forged Pokémon TCG cards. Scamming and defrauding within the world of trading cards is extremely common, with eBay recently bolstering its authentication systems for the buying and selling of Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh cards in an attempt to combat these issues.
Pokémon cards have proven to be extremely lucrative, particularly in recent years. Major internet personalities like Logan Paul have even built an entire subgenre of content around the market of these cards. It’s not uncommon for certain Pokémon cards–especially if they are Shiny, first edition, or in pristine condition–to …