Only need to know backstory: eBay username lchange1 is making Dork bootlegs.Thanks to daisydeadpetals and 4ibanez for gathering this information and the research. Thanks to sistinas for photos.
Making these fake copies is extremely profitable. Each Dork sells for $500 the cheapest, and making a vinyl is way cheaper than that.
There is a way to know that a Dork EP is fake. While the legit Dorks have one set of serial etched near the center of the vinyl, the fake ones have two; one of them is made by the factory that manufactured the vinyl, and the other set is manually etched with the original serial.
The etched serials on the fake copies are:
Factory etched serial: a59276-m-a
Manually etched serial: 163680-a (or 1636860-a)
Loose Change's side
Factory etched serial: a59276-m-b
Manually etched serial: 163680-b (or 1636860-B)
Pictures of a legit copy, with the original serials can be found courtesy to Elizabeth V Bouras (sistinas) here:<a href="http://www.psychotica.net/afi/dork" target="_blank">http://www.psychotica.net/afi/dork
The original serials are:
AFI's side: 1636860-A
Loose Change's side: 1636860-B
AFI Series recommends to abstain from buying Dork EP copies from eBay unless you cna be absolutely sure that the copy is legit and that you trust the seller. "Return policy" sellers would be better as you can return in original condition for a refund if it's a boot.