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BEWARE OF THE BBB: Also CLICK HERE see the hundreds of complaints against the BBB filed by others. BBB's are NOT government agencies. BBB's are not non profit "charities"
BBB's are in business to sell advertising and memberships to company owners.
They are franchises and they make substantial profits for their owners.
The staff who handle complaints are uneducated, unskilled high school grads at best, who are often stupid and gullible enough to work for free. They have no business experience. They have no training. They are there for window dressing.
Some are there strictly as telemarketers to sell advertising and memberships
Lindsay Royston - - From the Canadian Business magazine
(They blew it, beware . . . ed)
Consider this email from a former BBB employee:
" I worked for the BBB. The President of the company makes well over $150,000 salary, not to mention other income that isn't public information.
They hire anyone and pay the lowest hourly rate they can and treat their employees poorly.
They paid me like everyone else, ($7.25 draw against commission per hour) to make calls to the members selling online advertising.
I also think it is a rip off on how they call their members (like dialing for dollars) trying to get them to buy online advertising over and over again.
Many, many members complained over and over again, that they were tired of being called to purchase advertising space online, even when they told the BBB to put them on their do not call list. The BBB said call them anyway as they may change their mind, and buy.
One of their so called on line ads cost is about $4,000, which my guess goes to pure profit for the BBB. Where does all that money go? Maybe a nice trip to Hawaii?
We were all hoping that sooner or later this would all catch up with the BBB's.
The worst job I've ever had. I would rather have worked for a company washing dishes in a dungeon than work for a company like the BBB that takes advantage of businesses, people and employee's"
Writer's name with held at her request.
CanLaw has seen help wanted ads for a BBB seeking to hire people with grade 12 and no experience to deal with consumer complaints.