Jennifer Johnson - Work at Home / Scam
I have gotten these emails before, as I am sure many have, but I only recently looked into it. My story is the same as millions of others: I lost my job and am basically doing whatever I can to make ends meet. Things are coming to the breaking point now and I am finding myself at a point I never thought I would be - almost broke and near desperation. So I received another email from this Jennifer Johnson about working at home and making BIG money by posting products on ebay for large Fortune 500 companies and thought I might give it a try. After almost signing into the whole scam, I thought I should be a bit more educated. I am a skeptical person by nature and never allow anyone to pull the wool over my eyes. So after grounding myself and, frankly, after pulling my head out of my a$$, I did a little research. In these desperate times, it sickens me see and hear of these kinds of things happening. I felt compelled to make sure no other person would fall victim to this. Here is an excerpt of a blog/posting I found regarding Jennifer Johnson and her "legitimate" work at home business:
Jennifer Johnson isn`t her real name; they slipped and mentioned it in the FAQ section: Emily Thomas. BBB: look for yourselves: http://www.bbb.org/us/Find-Business-Reviews/#middle-result " Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of F Click here for an explanation of BBB Ratings. * Reasons for this rating include:BBB concerns with the industry in which theis business operates * Length of time business has been operating * Number of complaints filed against business * BBB does not have sufficient background information on this business" Goodness knows, I`m not defending her, her original-named company (versus the "Doing Business As" or DBAs, or that auction listing gig. But the organization under any name isn`t listed with the BBB; no business is required to request listing, and that`s acknowledged by the BBB, above, on their website. Personally, I doubted this program; I`ve worked internet commerce of my own for years (thankfully, I`m honest about mine), but since there was a full money-back guarantee, I signed up for this as a test, with me attorney sitting with me. I called their CSD and complained about the lesson-3-to-lesson 4 lock out, and Francie told me there was too much abuse with emailed "success" or access codes, so they had to start mailing them. (Of course, that was allegedly nine years ago.) To date, my "package" hasn`t been shipped with no indication of when it will be beyond her "...maybe today or tomorrow, " or how it`s being shipped, therefore, no arrival date projected. I asked quite specifically about the "up to $5 per listing" blatantly promised in the promotional material versus the FAQ section entries, to whit, #1 and #20. There IS an out-of-pocket expense, because you have to pay the wholesale before you get paid the gross buyer-paid amount, AND it`s not per listing: It`s whatever profit you might make off the auction--after wholesale, S/H, eBay and PayPal fees. You don`t get paid within "24-48 hours" unless you have an one-day auction. (Ever worked eBay? One-day auctions aren`t successful unless you have a very successful pre-auction marketing blitz telling everyone to `buy on this day for a special discount.` Those pre-advertised sales work but only if you have a wide target audience already lined up to read your advertising.) Francie finally contacted her supervisor, Dan, and he rebelled for over 30 minutes, towing the company line before he acknowledged the payment scheme difference. (The CSR, Francie, once I got her to read on the email and in the FAQ section, agreed with me completely.) Dan finally admitted there IS no per-listing pay, that there IS an out-of-pocket expense before you get your PayPal funds released (normal procedure for PayPal on any drop shipping arrangement.) And to get those admissions, I had to stress that I`ve worked with both eBay AND PayPal for six years, that what they were saying was pure BS. My attorney is waiting with bated breath to see how long this "package" takes to arrive and me to review it. I`m already leaning toward additional action against Emily Thomas, aka, Jennifer Johnson, and ALME, aka NSA Technologies, LLC. Both Francie and Dan have admitted to what amounts to fraudulent advertising. Are we having fun yet? Grrr... --JC Ryan, Ryan Diversified Enterprises, LLC
Please beware!!! This is a huge scam that continues to be disguised as legit and honest. It supposedly has been seen on MSNBC, CNN, abc, and a whole host of other reputable networks. Don't believe or buy into it!! Do your homework!!! Many others have lost and I am glad I saw the light before losing myself!! Follow in my/our footsteps and stay far away from this scam!!! These people should be arrested and prosecuted!! What's the difference between them and Madoff or any of these other pieces of dog [censored]??!!
There are many people out there who have already fallen vicitm to this and lost their money in a time where there is almost none to go around. Please don't be the next!!!