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Does anyone actually pay?

RobG
RobG Member Posts: 1,850
Does anyone actually pay the Better Business Bureau's extortion fees? Those people are relentless my wife wants me to pay them just to stop the phone calls (she answers the phones). I aint doing it!
IronmanZman

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  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    Listing your business on Google Local/Maps costs $0. Maps has pretty much replaced my phone book -- and I'm not alone on that front.
    4Johnpipe
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,868
    Paying them will only cause it to continue year after year. Tell um they're nothing more than shake down artists and not to call any more.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    Charlie from wmass
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 1,833
    Reminds me of the good old days of YellowPages. Every year I received invoices from publishers unaffiliated with phone company. But they resembled phone company's invoice. Marked "this is not a bill". Obviously enough clerks paid so that the business continued.
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 797
    jumper said:

    Reminds me of the good old days of YellowPages. Every year I received invoices from publishers unaffiliated with phone company. But they resembled phone company's invoice. Marked "this is not a bill". Obviously enough clerks paid so that the business continued.

    I'd forgotten about those! Now that you reminded me, it was only about five years ago we stopped getting those scam "yellow pages" not-really-an-invoice-but-looks-like-one fake bills.




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  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,216
    Bbb stickers on trucks make laugh. The trucks in my area that have them do not even have people in them that are qualified to sort our tool boxes.
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  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
    Tell them to put you on their "Do not call" list. Tell them that if there are any future calls, they will be hearing from your attorneys.
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,362
    I'm still getting the fake yellow page "offers".
    Rick
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,757
    There is a company in my area that has had over 20 complaints to the BBB and their BBB rating is A. I have had one complaint from a customer who's house I never stepped foot in. He was going to sue me because as I remember him saying " plumbers can't pick and chose what areas they work in ". I told him I could. My BBB rating C-.
    SWEI
  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850
    Ironman said:

    Paying them will only cause it to continue year after year. Tell um they're nothing more than shake down artists and not to call any more.

    Tried that, and they still call.
    Zman
  • 4Johnpipe
    4Johnpipe Member Posts: 477
    I started about 2 years ago and actually have had 3 jobs as a result form a search through there data base. One of the jobs was quite lucrative and would cover the yearly cost for a few years to come.
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