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Are these Yuddin really Reshin? 2 1/12 Inch Mezuzah

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Please comment with your opinions.

Heartbreaking!

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Since there has been a spate of posts pertaining to fraud, I feel compelled to post this truly shocking case that just came my way. A good Jew from Melbourne who has been very ill (life threatening) asked his Rabbi to bring me his tefillin for checking. The tefillin were bought for $500 USD at a "Tashmishei Kedusha" store in the old city of Yerushalayim. The buyer met with the sofer himself (see attached card) who assured him the tefillin were strictly kosher and that he had put them together himself. The sofer  wore a beard and Yarmulkah and presented certification.

I recognised the "certification" that came with the tefillin as I had encountered problems before from this sofer. So I opened up the tefillin together with the rabbi, and what we found was mindboggling:

Please see the pictures below and note the following:

1) shel yad old mashuach possul letters, kav moshuch, cracks,  no tagin etc.
2) shel rosh - every parshah from a different sofer (no way it could b…