Auction Listing Agent Scams
Auction Listing Agent scams prey on people looking to make money online. This article explains how they work and how to avoid them.Ever came across a scheme purporting to teach you how to become a Certified Auction Listing Agent? They are work-at-home scams. Read on for more information.
Certified Auction Listing Agent scams work as follows –
they get the victim hooked on promises of profitable work-at-home opportunities. Some use long winded sales pages full of the usual garble about how someone became financially
free and does not have to worry about bills and can go on long vacations etc. Others ask the victim to enter their ZIP code so the site can `search for jobs in their area` and are then forwarded to a long winded sales page full of the same drivel (regardless of the ZIP code entered. The `opportunities` are identical. The ZIP code does not even need to be entered)
The sales page will give the usual get-rich drivel of how nice it is to be rich and will usually include a rag to riches story of how many people have become successful using the so called system. The sales page will also go on to explain that these people are becoming rich by selling items on auction sites like EBay on behalf of other companies, usually Fortune 500 companies or other reputable businesses. These companies will apparently give the member large commissions for each item sold meaning members could potentially earn up to $75-$100 an hour!
Of course members can find out all the secrets to this money making techniques by paying the site operators a sign up fee and usually on going monthly fees.
Of course, like all get-rich-quick scams, the sales page is nothing more than deception and outright lies.
There are no Fortune 500 companies looking for people to sell their items on EBay. That is pure fabrication. Victims who sign up to become a "Certified Auction Listing Agent" are typically sent several things, including -
- Information on setting up an EBay account and a PayPal account, which can freely be found on the Internet on numerous sites, for free.
- Tips on using EBay. Again, this information can be freely found many other places online.
- Fake certificates implying that the victim is certified to sell items on EBay. The certificates are fake and are not required to use EBay.
So in reality, members are actually paying [usually] extortionate fees on how to use EBay which anyone could do for free anywhere else, meaning essentially all the information is completely useless, and the vast majority of members will simply be unable to recuperate the initial sign up and monthly fees which are often in the hundreds of dollars.
Popular scams of this nature include Jennifer Johnson and HomeJobPlacement.org, or Elizabeth Jackson and workathomepositionplacement.org.
We strongly recommend avoiding sites that claim you can make a living being a "certified auction agent" or anything similar. Ultimately these sites, like Data Entry scams and Rebate/Application Processing scams, simply sell their victims near useless information under the pretense it will make them good money.
Of course making a living online is something most people would like to achieve, and these schemes take advantage of that. ThatsNonsense.com is always getting questions about whether there are legitimate methods of making money online which cut through the plethora of misinformation that engulfs the work-at-home niche. As such, we have launched a section of our site that shows people how to actually stand a chance of making money online, and we recommend our own products as well. You can jump to that section of out site here.