- Report: #3695
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Complaint Review: BBB Better Business Bureau
BBB Better Business BureauHouston, Texas U.S.A.
Houston BBB Better Business Bureau a prepaid advertising scheme *UPDATE more victims come forward
*UPDATE Employee: The BBB Isn't What You Think It Is
*0: I Agree! The BBB is a SCAM, has been for years!
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Now I'm not the brightest person in the world, but when the BBB says they don't recommend any product, service or company and then steers you towards companies who just happen to be members and who, by the way, paid a fee for such membership, it sure looks like recommendation to me.
I even asked them about this and they flat out denied they were recommending, rather they were just giving out information. (On companies who happen to be members.) So basically they were saying to me they don't recommend,then recommend, then deny they just recommended. Now I don't know what you would call it where you come from but where I live we call it plain old fashion lying....and if someone is going to lie to me, at least make it intelligent enough so I don't feel insulted.
I feel the Houston BBB is nothing more than an advanced fee membership scheme whose only goal is to promote the companies who have paid a fee for just that reason. Has anyone else ever noticed this about the BBB either in Houston or in their area? I'm curious if this is an isolated event or if it's as widespread as I think it is.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/27/2000 12:00 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/BBB-Better-Business-Bureau/Houston-Texas/Houston-BBB-Better-Business-Bureau-a-prepaid-advertising-scheme-UPDATE-more-victims-come-3695. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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