• Report: #644419

Complaint Review: Swipeauctions.com

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  • Submitted: Sat, September 25, 2010
  • Updated: Thu, September 30, 2010

  • Reported By: Cy — Riverside California U.S.A.
Swipeauctions.com
Internet, California United States of America

Swipeauctions.com Crooked Auction Site Internet, California

*Consumer Comment: The names and addresses move around..

*Consumer Comment: Jennifer cares..but how about the owner?

*UPDATE Employee: SwipeAuctions

*Consumer Comment: swipeauctions now uses swipeauctions-register.com to gain sign ups

*Consumer Comment: You were used..

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This bogus penney auction site dupes you to join for 30 days free membership and then $ 11.95 per month thereafter, and then charges your credit card $ 159.00 with one minute. Frustrated customers call them back and are routed to some hard skin customer service reps that only pacify the callers and don't do anything.

Then with persistence they show a link to download a form to fill out, and snail mail back to them. The form is asking for up to 45 days length of time to process the refund and credit back the $159 to your account.


Horrible experience as I felt so used.
 

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#1 Consumer Comment

The names and addresses move around..

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

But the info is not too hard to find. The following took 2 minutes..a more extensive search would find a lot more I am sure..Seems to be a very enterprising gentleman. Looks like he owns just about every scam site known to man..and I few I have never heard of as well.

Name:      1524948 Alberta Ltd
Phone:     (866) 336-6735
Fax:     (866) 389-3870
Address:     204 85 Cranford Way
    Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0H9
Website:     wwwswipeauctions.com
    wwwswipebidscs.com
    wwwswipeauctions.com
Original Business Start Date:     March 2010
Principal:     Mr. Jesse Willms, Owner
Customer Contact:     Mr. Jesse Willms, Owner
Entity:     Limited
Incorporated:     March 2010, AB
Employees:     20
Type of Business:     Internet Auction Service
BBB Accreditation:     This company is not a BBB Accredited business.
Additional DBA Names:    Swipebids
SwipeAuctions.com
Swipebids.com
Sphere Media LLC
Terra Marketing Group


Name:      Swipebids.com
Phone:     (866) 336-6735
Address:     906 W 400 S
    Orem, UT 84058-5347
Website:     wwwswipebids.com
Email Address:     Send email to Swipebids.com
File Open Date:     March 2010
Type of Business:     Online Auctions
BBB Accreditation:     Swipebids.com is not a BBB Accredited business.
Additional DBA Names:    Sphere Media LLC
Terra Marketing Group

Swipebids.com
Just Think Media / Terra Marketing Group
Suite 204, 85 Cranford Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA T8H 0H9
Company owner: Jesse David Willms

Name:      1021018 Alberta Ltd
Phone:     (888) 948-5508
Fax:     (780) 416-0218
Address:     201, 85 Cranford Way
    Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0H9
Website:    (((Redacted)))
Principal:     Jesse Willms, Owner
Customer Contact:     Jesse Willms, Owner
Entity:     Limited
File Open Date:     July 2009
Type of Business:     Health & Medical Products - Scientifically Unproven, Business Opportunity Cos., Coffee & Tea, Computers - Security, Computers Software & Services, Credit Repair Services, Credit Reporting Agencies, Dental Equipment & Supplies, Drug Manufacturers, Exercise & Physical Fitness Programs, Government Grant Services, Grant - Scholarship - Financial Aid Finder Service, Health & Diet Food Products-Retail, Health - Natural Alternatives, Internet Marketing Services, Internet Services, Internet Shopping Services, Teeth Whitening Services, Weight Control Services
BBB Accreditation:     This company is not a BBB Accredited business.
Additional DBA Names:    Government Funded Grants
(((Redacted)))


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#2 Consumer Comment

Jennifer cares..but how about the owner?

AUTHOR: kb948 - (Canada)

Jennifer,


 


It is so nice to see you going throughout the internet stomping out fires. How come so many people are angry and poor you has to keep reassuring over and over again? I really feel sorry for you as I am sure you are a nice person just trying to do your job.


However,


You still haven't answered my questions:


1. Is it true according to the Better Business Bureau (bbb.org) that Jesse Willms owns Swipeauctions?


2. Is it true (to confirm with the BBB) that Jesse Willms also owns(ed) "JDW Media" and Just Think Media and they both have an F rating with the BBB?


3. Is it true that JDW Media has been sued by Dr. Oz via Harpo Productions for deceptive marketing practices? Also, a law suit with Microsoft too. Just use search words JDW Media Oprah Jess Willms and Microsoft JDW Media.


4. Isn't it true W5 has done a scathing report on Jesse's past internet business practices? To see that search W5 Jesse Willms Just think Twice. It is a great watch.


5. Is it true that JDW Media has been alleged by the Australian Cancer Board to be using their Pink ribbon without permission? Search Australia Cancer JDW Media to get the report right from the major Australian newspapers.


Given these numerous law suits pending and completed and the W5 Show, how can we be sure all is on the up and up?


I know, I just don't go away. They are hard questions to answer. Can you answer them?


Good luck trying to stomp out fires.


My suggestion is to relook at your marketing plan. This one seems to cause a lot of anger. Poor you being the meat in the sandwich has to try your best to calm waters. The problem is the waters are rising. A Tsunami is happening.


Good luck trying though...I do respect you for that.


 

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#3 UPDATE Employee

SwipeAuctions

AUTHOR: SwipeBids - (USA)

Good Morning Cy,

My name is Jennifer and I am the Head of Customer Service for SwipeAuctions. We do not advertise for a 30 day membership, it is a lifetime membership for a one-time fee of $159 and upon registration you have the option to pay $11.95 per month for 60 free bids a day. As well I want to assure you we do not unknowingly charge any credit card as we mention our membership fee several times within the final registration page.

If you are still looking for a refund or have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact me personally at jennifer@swipeauctions.com. Within the email please include your first/last name, user name, email linked to account and the link to this post.

I look forward to hearing from you as I will ensure you a positive resolution.

Regards,

Jennifer
Head of Customer Service

Our Winners: http://www.swipeauctions.com/all_past_winning_auction.php
Our World Vision Charity: http://www.swipeauctions.com/world_vision_charity.php
Our Customer Service Page: http://www.swipeauctions.com/contact.php




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#4 Consumer Comment

swipeauctions now uses swipeauctions-register.com to gain sign ups

AUTHOR: kb948 - (Canada)

Gee, the swipeauctions thing continues...

 

I just found out swipeauctions now gets their registrations through swipeauctions-register.com. I think it may be to shield complaints on Alexa.

So, please tell your story on swipeauctions-register.com in the review section at alexa.com. You may need to create a log in. 10 million users use the Alexa toolbar so your review and star(s) will get noticed. You will need to ask for a report on swipeauctions-register.com to give a review.

It is too bad we need to be one step behind this thing. Maybe we can help others this way.

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#5 Consumer Comment

You were used..

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

..but be thankful you will get a refund. This site used to not give a refund at all..or make it virtually impossible to do so. Below is a screen shot of where you gave this SCAM site authorization to charge you. I guess you missed what was on line 5 before you clicked "start bidding?



Payment Information (128 Bit Secure Transaction)













  1. Please do not use spaces or hyphens















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  3. By Pressing the button below you agree to pay $159 for 300 bids













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