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Copyright Theft
Perhaps we should be flattered by the number of people including dealers who continually infringe our IP (Intellectual Property) rights by using our copyright images, but we do not find it amusing, and will take legal action against any copyright thieves.

Marengo Coins of Marengo Illinois (marengocoins.com)
Marengo Coins of Marengo Illinois (marengocoins.com) are just one of the many coin dealers worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission.
They have used a number of our high quality copyright coin photographs, to use on their own website in direct competition with us.
On their Gold Bullion page, they have used our high quality copyright photographs of a three gold kilo bars, probably stolen from another dealer who in turn stole it from our website.
On the same page, they have used our US gold buffalo photo, Canadian gold maple leaf reverse photo, 1973 Krugerrand reverse photo, and 1947 Mexican gold 50 pesos photo. There may be more on other pages of their website.
We also noticed our 2007 Canadian One Ounce Silver Maple Leaf photograph on their "Silver" page.
We wonder who they stole the rest of their photographs from?

Home Page

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Marengo Coins is a full service coin shop that now has an easier way for you to buy coins, currency and bullion. Our wide online selection, competitive prices and prompt friendly service sets us apart from the competition. We are your one stop shop for buying and selling coins and bullion. Our procurement department is always actively pursuing new coins and currency from our vast supplier base to add to our website. Be sure to check back often since we are always adding new products. Whether you are looking to expand your coin collection or are looking to invest in precious metals we are here to serve your needs. You may purchase our products online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you have any questions you can always e-mail us or call our customer service department. Rest assured that our website has the highest level of security and we will never share your personal information. You will find that our prices are very competitive and there are no hidden fees. We have consistently been awarded five stars by our customers for our superb assortment of numismatic products, consistently competitive prices and easy to navigate website.
Marengo Coin Shop has gone to great lengths to satisfy the needs of precious metals investors and numismatic collectors nationwide. As a result, Marengo Coin Shop has an impeccable reputation in the community of coin and bullion investors. In fact, we achieved a 98% Customer Satisfaction Rating in a recent customer survey. At Marengo Coin Shop, we focus on six key areas to satisfy YOUR needs:
Price You will consistently find that our prices are competitive and straightforward. With Marengo Coin Shop, there are no hidden fees or charges. Everything is clearly identified for you during your checkout process. Selection You will find a superb assortment of silver bars, silver rounds, gold bars, gold coins, and a variety of platinum and palladium products on our website. We also carry one of the nation's largest coin and currency selections available to serve your collecting needs.
Service Regardless of how large or small you are as a customer, you will receive prompt, helpful and friendly service - every time!
Security You deserve the highest levels of security when you make your purchase. With Marengo Coin Shop, you can rest assured that your private data is safe and secure. From website orders to your door, your personal data is safe with Marengo Coin Shop.
Convenience You may purchase your products online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you need to speak with someone, our office hours are 9:00 am 5:00 pm CST M-F. Our offices are closed on Saturday and Sunday and major holidays.
Satisfaction Guarantee You know you can trust Marengo Coin Shop and we guarantee your satisfaction! We provide all our customers with a refund, return and/or exchange policy on everything we sell including all bullion and certified coins.

Where are Marengo Coins?
Marengo claim you can trust them, but they do not even publish their address on their website. OK, somebody living in Illinois might have heard of the place, after all it does have a population of 7,614 so it is clearly a thriving major metropolis. Are they worried that somebody might call and visit them?
When we looked again, they did invite visitors to see their new location, Lindow Plaza, so we guess that some people from as far away as Rockford might know where that is.
We don't know whether Marengo Coins deliberately avoid publishing their address on their website, we believe it's a really dumb thing to do. If you are a reputable, reliable well-established business, and you expect to get business from the internet, then you need to establish confidence in your customers. Being transparent, clearly showing who you are, where you are, what you are, can and should help in this.
If Marengo simply forgot or neglected to include their address, then this is possibly even more stupid than deliberately omitting it.
We suspect it's deliberate, as they also fail to state the name of the actual owners of the business, any BBB registration, and they hide their identity behind a web domain registration service which helps to hide the registrants name and address.

Who are Marengo Coins
They would obviously prefer you not to know.

Address
By investing some time in Google searches, we did actually find an address for Marengo Coins, although it may now be out of date:


The View Newspaper (July 2009)

MARENGO COIN SHOP 220 S. State St. (Route 23) Just North of Route 20 Downtown Marengo 815-572-2490

Dex Knows Otherwise
According to dexknows.com:

Marengo Coin Shop (815) 572-2490 Address: 20016 E Grant Hwy, Marengo, IL 60152

Seek and Ye Shall Find
Seek and Find (seekandfind.com) reports:
Owners: Karen & Dominic DeBock

Trust?
We could not trust Marengo Coins as far as we could throw them, if we could even find them. By stealing our photographs, they are not only committing copyright abuse, but deceiving any and all web viewers into thinking that Marengo have got, or have had, the products shown in their photographs, and are professional enough to have taken high quality pictures, or employed a professional photographer to do so. None of this appears to be true.
We think they are cheapskates.

Domain Lookup

Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
Domain Name: MARENGOCOINS.COM
Created on: 30-Jun-08
Expires on: 30-Jun-19
Last Updated on: 12-Feb-10
Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration marengocoins.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598
Technical Contact:
Private, Registration marengocoins.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598
Domain servers in listed order:
NS17.SERVERCORP.COM
NS18.SERVERCORP.COM

"Domains by Proxy, Inc." owns about 794 other domains

Domains by Proxy, Inc & Copyright Theft
We have noticed a significant number of copyright thieves hiding behind organisations designed to help them stay anonymous, like the shady dealers they are.
Domains by Proxy, Inc claims to exist to help individuals from having their names and addresses made public, which we believe is probably fair. Nominet in the UK allow private non-trading individuals to withhold their address details. However, it is obvious that there must be many individuals who wish to avoid publication of their details for other reasons.
There are many reasons we could imagine which would make it desirable for individuals to conceal their identity and whereabouts, including being criminals, terrorists, copyright abusers, child pornographers.
Domains by Proxy appear to be equally happy to protect these undesirable elements of our society. They do publish a "Subpoena Policies" page on their website, which states that they charge the enquirer or complainant for "compliance costs", which we believe could be an attempt to obstruct anybody with legal reasons for wishing to know the identity of domain registrants.

Copyright Notice
Please see our "Copyright" page for further information.

Copyright Infringements Remedies
Our suggested draft remedies for copyright abusers dependent on category - competitors, bloggers, pseudo-expert & advice sites acting as eBay & Google portals, eBay & other auction site sellers.

Other Copyright Abuse

Other Copyright Abuse

Other Web Sites
All comments about copyright also cover content of all our other websites including, but not limited to:-

Marengo Coins of Marengo Illinois Gold Bullion Page
Marengo Coins of Marengo Illinois Gold Bullion Page

Our Images

Our One Kilo Engelhard Gold Bar Photograph
Our One Kilo Engelhard Gold Bar Photograph

Our One Kilo Credit Suisse Gold Bar Photograph
Our One Kilo Credit Suisse Gold Bar Photograph

Our One Ounce US Gold Buffalo Photograph
Our One Ounce US Gold Buffalo Photograph

Reverse of 2008 Canadian One Ounce Gold Maple Leaf Coin
Reverse of 2008 Canadian One Ounce Gold Maple Leaf Coin

Reverse of 1973 One Ounce Gold Krugerrand
Reverse of 1973 One Ounce Gold Krugerrand

Reverse of 1947 Mexican Gold 50 Pesos
Reverse of 1947 Mexican Gold 50 Pesos

Reverse of 2007 Canadian One Ounce Silver  Maple Leaf Coin
Reverse of 2007 Canadian One Ounce Silver Maple Leaf Coin

 


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