Mike Frost - “Beware of P.A.A.S.”

Rips Off Autograph Industry Again!

Frost admits to knowingly doing a signing with the

wrong monkey and sells the fakes

 

Steve Cyrkin of the failed Autograph Collector Magazine writes and we quote in full:

Cyrkin 1 day ago Beverly Hills, California

Mike Frost is a fraud and a liar. He is behind the private signing with a monkey he claimed was from Tarzan. But the monkey wasn't even born until 20 years after Tarzan was created. He knew this but continued to sell these fakes for years laughing all the way to the bank. He is a complete and total FRAUD! Beware of Mike Frost/PAAS. His COA's were kicked off ebay. You'd be better off using Morales or Frangipani then Mike Frost/PAAS.”

This shocking information is in regard to where Mike Frost and his partner Michael Wehrmann claimed that they would do a private signing with the ape Cheetah from the old Tarzan films. They contacted an ape’s trainer in California and arranged to have the ape sign two hundred 8”x10” B&W photographs.  Each 8”X10” B&W photo that was hand signed by the ape came with another photo of the ape signing that specific photograph.  Believable?

To enhance the items, on Mike Frost letterhead of now defunct company Collectibles Of The Stars, every purchaser received a COA stating: “This is to confirm that Jiggs the Chimp A/K/A Cheetah did hand sign 200 photographs for Michael Wehrmann of Collectibles of the Stars on March 30, 1997.  Cheetah appeared in many of the original Tarzan films opposite Johnny Weissmuller.”

However, serial scammer Mike Frost knew if the truth about this scam  would eventually come out,  he had to cover himself.  Mike Frost would not sign his own certificates of authenticity on his own company‘s Florida letterhead. He dumped that part of the scam on his partner and also the owner of the ape. That’s what Mike Frost does to associates!

Mike Frost’s latest scam did fool almost 200 who purchased these photographs even up to a few months ago.  He stooped so low as to give these fraudulent autographs out as gifts to unsuspecting victims.

It was Mike Frost of  the old and defunct P.A.A.S. who slipped up and eventually stated that they knew this wasn’t the ape in the Tarzan films.  According to Frost he said they had too much money invested in the project by paying the owner of the ape, producing the 200 photos and a flight to California with expenses for hotels and food to stop the project.  It was Mike Frost who decided to go ahead with scamming the autograph community and go ahead with the signing.

Thereafter Mike Frost sold almost 200 signed photographs to friends, collectors and dealers knowing they were bogus.  This revealing information perfectly describes Mike Frost’s continued disgusting crusade promoting greed and corruption.  Mike Frost is being called by many immoral, unprincipled, dishonest and unethical and that’s just for starters.

A major story was written exposing this specific subject including one of the high profile authenticating companies authenticating these bogus photographs. See www.haulsofshame.com and other internet sites warning you to avoid the person who uses the name of Mike Frost or Michael Feigenbaum or Dr. Frost.

Mike Frost aka Michael Feigenbaum (his real name) and an alias Dr. Michael Frost is one person many say to completely avoid in the hobby of autographs.  P.A.A.S. is a company started by two autograph experts and Mike Frost.  After a short period of time both partners left Frost for many, many reasons.  Frost tried to start the company back up by himself and it fell flat on it’s face.  Even eBay removed all autographs that came with a P.A.A.S. COA.

Recently an outfit who had bad autographs needed certificates to state they were genuine. Frost aggressively went after that company to produce P.A.A.S. certificates for the forged autographs but was turned down.  Frost was told his certificates are basically a joke and not accepted by any legitimate collector or dealer.

During Frost’s ongoing financial problems there are recent complaints of Frost not returning autographs sent to him by collectors who are not familiar with Frost’s history of corruption.

The following is just one more example to illustrate how low this lunatic will go and at what great lengths he will go to deceive those in this industry. Mike Frost obviously has no morals.

Mike Frost has ripped off the entire international autograph industry more than once. To this day he refuses to explain what he did with $50,000 of the IACC/DA club’s money. All he is asked to do is show the deposit of the $50,000 check and the checks he wrote after the deposit. 

Frost thought the autograph community was stupid and his only response was to offer years of checks for legitimate club’s expenses months and years before the $50,000 deposit.  That $50,000 belonged to the several hundred club members.  That money was to go to improve the club with more shows, a more improved club quarterly magazine and events that were to be held Internationally.  Instead, the club was forced to close, thanks to Mike Frost and the disappearance of the members $50,000.

Mike Frost has ripped off his friends,  autograph collectors and dealers, seems like everyone he comes in contact with.  Some now refer to Dr. Frost as Dr. Fraud.  If  you expose this vile individual, he will go to any length to harass you and your family with unimaginative but creative absurdity.  He will do all this using several fictitious names and then state “just google that person’s name.”

The entire autograph community is becoming tired of reading about Mike Frost.   The current law suits and State of Florida investigations are piling up against him.

The legal system and hopefully the State of Florida will most likely rid this undesirable from our beloved hobby!

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  • I'd like to see Mike join as well.  Maybe you can show him how to fill out the form DB?  Someone should warn the moderator so if he starts telling yarns he can be reminded to keep it honest.

  • If we let him in on a trial basis I can sell my tickets to the comedy club for this weekend. Mom won't like having to stay at home, but I'll save $50.00 I can use toward autographs!
  • Can we let him join for a trial period?

    Can I change my online name to

    Dugan
    Bradshaw?
  • oh goodie another ANaL holdever reappears..  how do you keep all these aliases straight.  So long as frost was part of your crew it was just hunky dunky but when there was a fallout it seems the proverbial chit has hit the fan.  

    as far as your question why not just man up and let him join so he can answer your questions or post his response?  Or, is this site just as one way as many of you accuse others of being.

  • What is with this report that DB is working with him to expose people?

    Any truth to that statement about you on his website DB?

    Don Bacardi, man I love me some rum...

    Don Bacardi, the REAL Don Bacardi

    I agree Chad, he's just trying to make money off his name, I wonder what the family estate and his legal team think about this "business" he's doing off the ALI name?  Has anybody reached out for comment from them?

    Also, what DNA, does his wife from the 70's have?  They had 4 children together, but the son, Ali Jr, said recently that he has not talked to his dad in over 20 years.  I would wager to guess, that she's had less contact with him.

    This does not stop, as Steve Cyrkin calls him, "a man that's been associated with fraud and forgery for over 30 years" Michael Frost!

    Now in business with a person that has admitted to forging autographs.

    Something Steve Cyrkin has also said though is that "he's finally seen the light"

    That is one dim light. 

    Only from the Jethro of the autograph industry.

    Who also recently said that he feels that selling autographs and authenticating them is a conflict of interest, and morally wrong.  (his spellings)

    What light was Steve Cyrkin talking about?

    Don Bacardi, man I love me some rum....

  • The Frost/Ali service is a sad attempt to make a buck off the legend. $70 to have his Ex wife look at a signature is goofy.
  • Jeffects-

    I know you didn't and thanks for what you have said.  

  • Todd said:

    "I saw you had another question in a different thread regarding the Burris affidavit.  I never had a fake bidding number at RR Auction to bid on my own material.  I have never shill bid in our auctions either.  Not once!"

    I never said you did, I was just asking you for clarity since it was mentioned, and you've done so.  I believe that.

    I have purchased several items from you in the past, and you have always been above board and honest with me. 

    I respect you as a business man and honest autograph dealer.

    Getting out your side of the story is not a bad thing.

  • Jeffects-

    In 2011 I had no Cheetah monkey signatures to compare Frosts signing with.  Sorry about that.  He was trusted back then with this signing and I will gladly give a refund for this photo if it's returned.  I saw you had another question in a different thread regarding the Burris affidavit.  I never had a fake bidding number at RR Auction to bid on my own material.  I have never shill bid in our auctions either.  Not once!

    I was shocked also when Mike announced he joined forces with Khalilah Ali.  Back in 2003 Rick Kohl purchased a ton of material from Khalilah Ali.  I purchased 100 pieces for $10,000 and upon getting them in I immediately knew something wasn't right.  I contacted Rick about the situation but he didn't want to hear it.  So I sent a couple for free to Harlan Warner (Ali's Agent) at the time and these were shut down and everyone was given a refund by Rick.  Rick told me he confronted Khalilah Ali on these because the handwriting on the COA's appeared to be the same handwriting on the Ali photographs she was selling and according to Rick she felt she could sign on his behalf since she signed his checks and other things while they were married.  Regardless here are some of the images for your own comparison.  I for one think it's a bad move using her to assist Mike in authenticating Muhammad Ali's signature when according to Rick she was also signing and selling them as well.  If these versions start coming out with PAAS stickers and her own you saw them first here.  

  • He also just signed a ex wife of Ali's.

    The one that was sued for signing his name on memorabilia, and when she was asked about it, said she felt it was OK, as she used to sign his name on checks.

    This is a person that he is now representing and is doing some sort of authenticating of his signature with her, where your item will be looked at by her and she will apply Muhammad ali's DNA to your item...

    What a story , from the liar and rat, Michael Frost...

    Frost has Ali's DNA???

    Michael Frost and Khalilah Ali will be offering a special service expressively for the authentication of Muhammad Ali Autographs. The service will be called The P.A.A.S. exclusive Ali Authentication. Each item submitted to P.A.A.S. will be physically examined by the team of Michael Frost and Khalilah Ali. If the item passes the examination and is deemed authentic, an acid free archival numbered hologram will be affixed to the item. The item will be marked with a special DNA pen containing actual authentic DNA from Muhammad Ali. This DNA marking is safe on any object and will be undetectable. The DNA of Muhammad Ali along with the numbered hologram will be able to be traced and tracked forever. On top of these two great new features P.A.A.S. will also be issuing a specially marked Letter Of Authentication by both Michael Frost and Khalilah Ali. The new special numbered Muhammad Ali Letter Of Authentication will be notarized and will be impossible to counterfeit. Finally, complete peace of mind on your most valuable Muhammad Ali autographed treasures. Besides Muhammad Ali Forgeries over taking the autograph market, several people in Muhammad Ali's inner circle including his wife have been asked to sign photos, fan mail, literature, and letters going back as far as the 1960's. More information on this subject will be released shortly. The fee for this exclusive Muhammad Ali Authentication Service will be $70 per item. Muhammad Ali's authentic autograph is valued at $500 and up, and this service not only will add security but value to your treasure.

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