Dont try to scam Scamdex, Ok?

I give my cellphone number out to very few people. Friends, relatives, Scamdex-related business and the occasional on-line order, if they insist. So when I get a call, it’s normally someone I know personally or business. So I was surprised to get a call from an outfit called ‘Auction Profits LLC’ (http://www.auctionprofitsllc.com) , asking me if I want to make money with drop-shipping on eBay.

After listening to their inept spiel which seems to involve mentioning eBay and MONEY as often as possible, I asked them where they got my phone number and name. The claim was that I had placed an order with another company called ‘Online Supplier’ (http://www.onlinesupplier.com) . They knew my name, address and phone number and indicated that they had additional credit card information as well.

When I persisted, I was zapped to the supervisor who blustered about how I must have bought something from them before and, anyway, how about making some money on eBay?

He completely missed the point that I made that I run a website devoted to exposing scams (such as his) and he dropped my call. I got a weird ‘private’ call a few minutes later (2 minutes of static followed by a ‘sorry wrong number’) which I strongly suspect was them.

Research

A quick search shows that these people are well-known to the consumer reporting community.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/searchresults.asp?q1=ALL&q4=&q6=&q3=&q2=&q7=&searchtype=0&submit2=Search!&q5=Online+Supplier

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/onlinesuppliercom-c3440.html

http://www.auctionhints.com/message/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/3212

Even among the drop-ship community, they don’t get much of a review:

http://www.dropship-review.com/review_online_supplier.php

Marks of Authenticity? look a little closer…Modus Operandi

Every time the complaints get too much, the company and domain name changes. They like to hide the registration details too, using Private Registrars – a sure sign of people with something to hide.

Disclaimer: Scamdex uses a such a service too, but that’s to protect us from personal attacks.

AUCTIONPROFITSLLC.COM (Domains by Proxy)

  1. Auctionsuccessgroup.net
  2. Auctionwealthinstitute.com

2 similar web sites are also hosted on the same server (and about 25 more) DNS Server is NS1.EXAMPLETECHNOLOGIES.COM

ONLINESUPPLIER.COM (Moniker Privacy Services)

  1. Myonlinesupplier.com
  2. Onlinediscountsupplier.com
  3. Onlinesupplier.com

DNS is NS1.OSPOWERLINE.COM

… and another thing

Take a look at the image on the right – from their site. Not sure eBay would approve of the ‘Power Sellers’ logo being adulterated with ‘ON STAFF’. And what is that A+ ‘Certification’ for?

3 thoughts on “Dont try to scam Scamdex, Ok?

  1. the dropshipping business is also great as long as you can find a great supplier.;`*

  2. I’m having some trouble with your rss feed, it is not showing any updates in my reader.

  3. trulyknowing says:

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
    you WHO CLAIM SOLID EVIDENCE FOR WHAT YOU REPORT ON, SPEW FORTH RUBBISH.
    you WHO SLANDER/DEFORM THE NAME OF A VERY REPUTABLE BUSINESS, ULTIMATELY,
    AFFECT MANY HARMFULLY. you HAVE OBVIOUSLY DONE SOME VERY WEAK HOMEWORK.
    THE SERVICES PROVIDED AND THE EFFORT INVESTED INTO EACH INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM,
    HAS AND ALWAYS WILL, BENEFIT MANY. WHILE PAINTING OTHERS BLACK, YOU SHOULD
    STOP TO SERIOUSLY EVALUATE YOUR OWN DRAMATIC DEFECT IN CHARACTER. AS IT IS,
    YOUR REPORT SPEAK WELL OF YOU. LAST YET NOT LEAST, HERE IS THE TRUTH.
    http://www.ezripofflawsuit.com
    I DON’T SEE A PHONE NUMBER ON YOUR WEBSITE. COULD THIS BE A SOLID REASON
    TO REFLECT UPON YOUR OWN SERIOUSLY DRAMATIC CHARACTER DEFECTS? YOUR ETHICS,
    INTEGRITY,AND OBVIOUSLY YOUR RESEARCH LEAVE ALOT TO BE DESIRED.

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