For at least five years BBG Communications has managed to get away with its single malicious ripoff scheme aimed at unsuspecting travelers. I won't tell my own miserable story here, since a "bbg" search at the ripoffreport.com website leads to more than 80 stories similar to mine. Google searches of combining "bbg" with words like "scam" and "fraud" lead to maybe 80 more such reports. If so many people have taken the time and effort to tell their stories online, certainly BBG Communications has scammed tens or hundreds of thousands of travelers.
My question is, "Where on earth is the government protection all of us deserve as taxpayers and as consumers?"
After this company scammed me two months ago, I spent three full days doing everything I could think of to try bring this horrible business to justice. To make a very long story short, my extensive efforts to report the behavior of BBG to the FBI, FTC, FCC, IRS, and Attorney General's Office led virtually nowhere. While I'm not especially cynical about government, I'm astounded that my government looks the other way while this and other criminal companies become very, very rich by blatantly cheating and severely harming American citizens. It is sickening that the malicious behavior of BBG and similar mafia-like companies is so well known and publicized while so little has been done to end this behavior by the government agencies we pay taxes to support.
If government lacks the courage and commitment to eliminate them, filthy companies such as BBG can only be driven out of business by consumers. If no BBG charges to credit cards, then no BBG scam. If Visa and Mastercard and Discover and all banks whose cards bear these logos loudly and clearly heard the message, "Do business with BBG, and I won't do business with you," BBG will be certainly driven out of business. Ethics apparently don't sway banks and credit card companies, but greed does.
Why not call corporate headquarters for each business on "A List of Our Satisfied Customers" at the bottom of the bbgusa.com page and announce that you will tell your friends and family to boycott the business until it ends its relation with BBG?