LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill has seen it time and time again: “Star Wars” fans with movie posters and other memorabilia that they believe were signed by him.
The autograph often turns out to be bogus.
Weary of seeing fans victimized by unscrupulous dealers, Hamill has teamed up with California Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang to extend protections that apply to sports memorabilia to all signed collectibles sold by dealers in the state.
“The public is being swindled on a daily basis and the numbers are huge. I just can’t keep quiet when I see people I love being hurt,” Hamill told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday (