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United Shoppers Network

Phone: (508) 588-2256 Box 2, Prudential Tower, Boston, MA 02199 ! United Shoppers Network is Believed to Be Out of Business !

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United Shoppers Network, also known as Cabot Financial Group is a mail order company offering information on business and employment opportunites, specializing in mystery or investigative shopping. The company was established in 1993 in Massachusetts and employs 4 people. Mr. william Gadless Jr. is the Owner and any questions or problems should be directed to his attention. On 3/5/96 the BBB wrote to this company asking the company to provide the names and addresses of 10 consumers who had earned the advertised income of between $15-24 per hour by shopping. The company responded by stating that mentions of certain levels of potential income was based on industry research, not from specific people who had earned the figures. The company also has a mailing address of PO Box 2169, Brockton MA 02405. Consumer complaints allege non-delivery of ordrered merchandise. The company responded in some instances by provding refunds. On November 21, 1997 the company informed the BBB that they have terminated any efforts to generate further sales, and exists at this time solely to shop past-ordered products and provide refunds in as timely a manner as we possibly can.

BBB Accreditation

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Reason for Rating

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Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:

  • This business has no rating because BBB has information indicating it is out of business.

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Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on United Shoppers Network
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 01, 1993 Business started: 01/01/1993 in MA
Business Management
Mr. William S. Gadless Jr., President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. William S. Gadless Jr., President
Number of Employees


Business Category


Alternate Business Names
Cabot Financial Group
Industry Tips
Buying by Mail Mail Order and Catalog Shopping Shopping by Phone or Mail
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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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