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Is this a legit work at home online offer? "Ebay auction listing agent"?
Here is the website
I have seen a TON of 'work at home online BS that seems legit and convincing until they ask for a starting fee or whatever and those for sure are all frauds, this one however does not ask for any money so I'm wondering if i should pursue it?
Never agree to one of those. There are too many scams.
The typical one works like this -- your "employer" tells you they are selling expensive items (laptops, Rolex watches, etc) and wants you to list them and you'll get to keep 20% (or whatever) of the selling price and they'll ship it. So they send you 10 pictures of laptops and want you to list them, saying they will each sell for $1000 each. You list them and sell them and get $1000 per laptop. You are told that you are to keep $200 for yourself and wire $800 per laptop to them through Western Union/Moneygram and they will ship the laptop once they receive the money from you. You do this 10 times and you've made $2000 and sent $8000 to the shipper. Then a week later the buyers contact you asking for tracking information. You try to contact the people who were supposed to be shipping the laptops but they don't respond to you. The buyers then all file an Item Not Received dispute with Ebay. You are contacted by Ebay and given 48 hours to provide the tracking number and proof of delivery. You won't have this. So Papyal debits $1000 per computer ($10,000 in total) out of your account. In the meantime you sent $8000 to some scammer leaving you out of pocket
Rule Number One of selling on Ebay is that you dont' sell anything unless YOU are the one arranging shipping and YOU have proof of delivery to the buyer's address
So if they will not let you have the actual items to be listed and ship them yourself, it's a scam. If they say they will handle shipping it's a scam
if you are age 18 or over, hold your breathe cause 99% of work at home offers are bogus
do dishes, wash cars, cut lawns, etc---go to college or enter the military!
if you are under age 18, no can do
Don't be ridiculous. SCAM.by Uncommon Sense - 12 months ago
There are scam busting sites with online lists of the names scammers use, their fake job offes, their email addresses, stock copy/paste emails, paid-for-in-cash cell phone numbers, stolen pictures and fake websites they use. You could start your search and post/ask at such sites.
If you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.
Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.
Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even partial sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
Source(s)by Buffy Staffordshire - 12 months ago