Dear IRTA & UC Members:
Many of you have already received telephone calls from "currency
officers" of American Open Currency Standard (AOCS). This is a
�Liberty Dollar� type group that claims they are a barter exchange
that is trying to establish their silver coins as a common medium of
The problem is the group is unlawfully posting many legitimate
barter exchange�s membership lists on their web site and claiming
such members are �trading partners� who are willing to accept AOCS
dollars in exchange for their goods or services.
We would recommend you check-out the
www.opencurrency.com site and do a zip code search on the
�marketplace� section. If you do find your exchange�s members listed
as AOCS participants we would recommend you have your attorney
contact AOCS to request they immediately cease and desist and remove
your membership list from their site.
IRTA�s legal counsel is drafting a similar letter to be sent this
week to AOCS, a copy of which will be forwarded to you when it is
Thank you for your time and attention.
President, International Reciprocal Trade Association