I applied d or a job via a recruitment site for an online admin role. Had email tonight, person runs a business but also wants to list those items on eBay. Says they don't have an account and don't know how to use it or the time to learn. They want me to use my account.
They want to pay me X amount per week plus whatever the eBay fees are regardless of whether item sells.
I am trying to look into whether this is legit or not,but can't find anything on eBay. Anyone got any ideas?
They get you to set up a PayPal account, you list items which sell and then you forward the money to them (minus your "wages"). Sounds easy money, right?
Fast forward a few months and you get a case opened up against you and the buyer (your "employer) gets their money back, which eBay forceably refund from YOUR PayPal account, and you are responsible for the debt.
This has scam all over it! Some people are genuine doing this, others not so. You won't be able to know which one it is until it's too late. You don't need to take the risk. Plus it could be stolen items or something being sold with a dodgy history? Did this not cross your mind as to why this person does not want to do it on their account? Don't ever sell strangers stuff from your eBay account. Surely your not that desperate to do this? If your interested in selling on eBay to generate profit then buy to sell things yourself on your own account.
Rude? Really? You've come on here, asked for advice which people have given you and then you've just ignored it? What do you want us to say, oh yes you're prob right and we were wrong, it must be legit....... good luck with that?
Items for collection will show your location is this person in the same area? There’s no point having a collection item which states it’s where you live but in fact the item is (possibly) hundreds of miles away it doesn’t make sense. Along the line something will crop up that he wants you to do ‘to make it easier’ or to ‘solve a problem’ like LittleLights said