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Online Art Fraud Nets Growing Number of Victims

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Online Art Fraud Nets Growing Number of Victims

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Online Art Fraud Nets Growing Number of Victims

Online Art Fraud Nets Growing Number of Victims

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An FBI investigation recently resulted in indictments in a scheme to allegedly sell $5 million worth of fake art prints via eBay. The prints were sophisticated fakes of works by Picasso, Warhol, Chagall and other artists.

Liane Hansen talks with a member of the FBI's art crime team and a victimized art dealer about the trend of art fraud on the Internet.