Mock Auction

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Mock Auction

A con in which a gang sells low quality merchandise in an auction setting at a high price. Mock auctions usually involve gang members pretending to buy items and acting as if they are satisfied. This encourages real customers to spend too much for inferior products.
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Once the practice and mock auctions are complete, the FCCwill begin the actual bidding in the assignment phase.
Organisers of mock auctions usually book a venue for a day.
The chairman of Westminster Council's environment committee, Jonathan Lord, was at the forefront of the fight against mock auctions.
Swan, of Westcliffe-on-sea, Essex, admitted promoting mock auctions and was ordered to pay pounds 2,350 costs.
A July 15 FCC notice confirmed the start of the auction for 10am ET on Tuesday, following practice and mock auctions that commenced yesterday (August 11).
They were lured into the mock auctions. They ended up spending all their money.
Fast-talking salesmen are making up to pounds 11,000 a week by convincing unsuspecting customers to pay hundreds of pounds in mock auctions held in the city centre.
During his time in politics the father of two supported a Bill to stop fraud during mock auctions, using his experience as a property auctioneer and chartered surveyor.
Three weeks ago, we lifted the lid on the "merchants of menace" who rip off the public during mock auctions after promising top brand-name goods at rediculous knock-down prices.
Fast-talking salesmen are making up to pounds 11,000 a week convincing customers to pay hundreds of pounds in mock auctions held in the city centre.
JULY 22: Sorted team expose the scandal of mock auctions
Using misleading leaflets, they advertised expensive goods for the mock auctions at ridiculous knock-down prices.