Report: #622750

Complaint Review: BBB - Better Business Bureau

  • Submitted: Tue, July 13, 2010
  • Updated: Tue, August 03, 2010
  • Reported By: IhatetheBBB — Jupiter Florida United States of America
  • BBB - Better Business Bureau
    4411 Beacon Circle, Suite 4, WPB, FL 33407
    Internet, Florida
    United States of America

BBB - Better Business Bureau BBB Florida The better business bureau is a scam and a for profit business looking to extort money for a bullshit rating Internet, Florida

*Consumer Comment: AMEN!!!!

*Consumer Suggestion: Avoid the "Better Business Bureau" altogether!! Heres why

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The better business bureau is the biggest scam of all time. How is it that a for profit business gets to create bullshit ratings for other companies which could make or break those businesses. What about a company that rates the better business bureau? How about the Best Business Bureau and I would give the better business bureau an F- Rating!!! I went to give a positive comment about a business that is a paying "accredited" member and it only allows me to leave a complaint. WTF????? So i can complain and hurt a business chances of being successful but I cant help them by telling other potential customers how good of a job they do? That is the biggest bunch of bullshit that I have ever come across. I SAY DOWN WITH THE better business bureau. Im starting the BEST BUSINESS BUREAU!!

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#1 Consumer Comment



1.  The BBB tries to DECEIVE the public by calling themselves "the Bureau" as if they are some type of law enforcement operation.

2.  Their "mediation program" is a joke.  The "mediator" is PAID by the BBB.  If you are up against a "member" who has PAID for their "membership" who do you think the BBB EMPLOYED MEDIATOR is going to rule in favor of if he/she wants to keep their job?

3.  The BBB tries to "SNOW" the public by issuing news releases about very obvious scam information to create the impression they are really doing something.

4.  What the BBB is doing, is SELLING memberships and these PHONEY ACCREDITATIONS to ANYONE willing to pay for them.  (Bogus Billy Heard, the Chevrolet dealer who was in trouble EVERYWHERE for FRAUD and DECEPTION was a BBB member!)

The BBB will NEVER rebut any of the statements made against them because they know far too many financially savvy business people know and fully understand the BBB CONGAME.  The BBB doesn't have the guts to address these issues. 

When it comes to FRAUD and DECEPTION in consumer matters, the BBB is a VERY OBVIOUS part of the problem!

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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Avoid the "Better Business Bureau" altogether!! Heres why

AUTHOR: Steve - (U.S.A.)

The bottom line here is that the "Better Business Bureau" is nothing short of a shakedown. That's right. A blatant extortion scam.

The BBB is obsolete and should be shut down.

They are a FOR PROFIT business that "rate" other "for profit" businesses.

See the problem here? You CANNOT get a "positive" rating from the BBB unless you are a dues paying member! That alone makes it a shakedown or extortion scam.

Furthermore, the BBB has absolutely no legal authority to intervene in a dispute or solve any problem for the consumer, although many people [sheep] think otherwise.

The BBB had it's day BEFORE the world of the internet. Now, anyone can research a company, file a complaint, or post bad business behavior online in just minutes.

So, I ask, what could the BBB possibly offer anyone that cannot be obtained faster and easier online, and best of all FREE!

Avoid the BBB. It is a SCAM.

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