Complaint Review: Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.,
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., Simple harassment or actual blackmail? Malibu, California
*Consumer Comment: Technically, DNC registry isn't for businesses, but...
*General Comment: Do Not Call for people not businesses
*Consumer Suggestion: DBCC misleading
*Author of original report: update as of 8/1
*Consumer Suggestion: Protection Racket in Corporate Suit
I checked the status of the information D&B has on my company, and verified it was correct, and complete to the extent I want it to be
One week later, a new call. Much more aggressive. She was calling me because I had had six companies recently pulling my credit report, and the lack of financial information was forcing D&B to report my company as being at "moderate-to-high risk of bankruptcy in the next 12 months". When I asked why they would issue such a rating if they had no information, she said that this is what they do, and they have been in the business for 175 years. She said this rating would affect my ability to get loans (which I don't need or want), insurance (which I have, at least for now), and even future contracts, because my Clients would not want to assign projects to companies likely to go belly up in the near future. Or worse, have unreported pending lawsuits.
Before she could go into her sales pitch, I asked flat out if she was blackmailing me into getting their services to correct a situation they had created.
No, this was not blackmail, it was industry standard (as far as I am concerned, the industry standard may well be blackmail ...). "You know, your company is like an eighteen year old kid with no credit history ..." - true, but that does not mean the kid is at risk of bankruptcy within 12 months, nor that he can't get a job because of no credit information, nor that there are penal or civil proceedings against him. I was obviously being thick, "not realizing the damage this situation could bring to my company, with all these credit reports being pulled ...". When I dared mention that, should I ever find that I lost a job because of their misreporting, I would sue their pants off, she hung up on me. Standard industry procedure? She said the call was being monitored for quality purposes ... I certainly hope it was.
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