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Construct Data

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Phone: (800) 701-0176 Fax: 699407740 View Additional Phone Numbers Unknown, Columbus, OH 43215 View Additional Email Addresses http://www.co-manuals.com View Additional Web Addresses ! There is an alert on Construct Data !

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BBB Advises extreme caution if you receive a solicitation from Construct Data.

Construct Data mails misleading contracts to fair sponsors and exhibitors. The contract states "This form is only for your correct listing". In reality, it is a three year contract for the purchase of advertising. The annual cost of $1,717.00 appears only once and in tiny print. This makes it very easy to sign without realizing the commitment. Hundreds of businesses fall for this kind of invoice scam every year and millions are lost. 

BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Construct Data include:

  • 67 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Failure to respond to 53 complaint(s) filed against business
  • 6 complaint(s) filed against business that were not resolved

Factors that raised the rating for Construct Data include:

  • Length of time business has been operating

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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

67 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 21
Billing/Collection Issues 38
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 8
Total Closed Complaints 67

Additional Complaint Information

On August 9, 2010, we received a fax from Construct Data with an address in Bratislava, Slovakia. Generally complaints are handled by the BBB where the company is physically located. As there aren't any BBB offices in Slovakia, we corresponded with them by email. As of December 2013, we no longer have a valid email address for them, and we have begun closing complaints as unpursuable. Construct Data formerly operated in Austria.

In July 2009, BBB began receiving complaints from businesses indicating they received invoices for directory listings which they didn't want or order.  

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

2 Customer Reviews on Construct Data
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 2
Total Customer Reviews 2

Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 17, 2008
Business Management
Mr. Wolfgang Valvoda, CEO, Construct Data Ms. Susanne Anhorn, owner/officer or director Mr. Giuseppe Calvi Mr. Giovanni Conticello, Customer Services Ms. Carolyn Davis Mr. Paul Fitzgerald, Senior Contract Specialist Mr. Sven Lund Mr. Vladimir Novak
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Wolfgang Valvoda, CEO, Construct Data
Business Category

Advertising - Directory & Guide

Alternate Business Names
Construct Data Publishers A.S. Construct Data Verlag Fair Trade Guide Fairguide
Additional Information

If you've received a bill from this company, visit bbb.org and file a complaint with BBB.

You may also wish to file a complaint with the following agencies: Federal Trade Commission Office of Business Fraud 600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20580 Tel: 1-202-326-2800 Fax: 1-202-326-2034 Email: OIG@ftg.gov Online Form: http://www.ftc.gov

You can also file a mail fraud complaint with the US Postal Service: http://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/fraud/MailFraudComplaint.htm

And, Econsumer.gov, though this is mainly for personal consumers http://www.econsumer.gov  

If you are concerned about business directory fraudsters' threats to tarnish your credit if you don't pay keep in mind that according to the FTC many will simply drop the matter if they know you've complained to the BBB and law enforcement.

For more information on Construct Data, exhibitors may wish to review the alert issued by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events at this link:http://www.iaee.com/resources/warnings_to_exhibitors 

Alerts about Construct Data issued by BBBs include:


Business Management

Mr. Wolfgang Valvoda is also associated with Construct Data. Construct Data formerly operated in Austria.

Industry Tips
Phony Invoice Schemes Calls, Mail, Fax, etc.

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Construct Data has received 1 out of 5 stars based on 2 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of F.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview
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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

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.