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Richard Atashian

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Phone: (860) 280-7016 View Additional Phone Numbers PO Box 458, New Britain, CT 06050

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Richard Atashian is an individual who places ads in national publications. He offers information on the following: Home Assembly, Grants and Get Paid For Mailing Letters.

This individual's "help wanted" ad touts earnings claims of $400.00 a week for assembling products. The ad invites consumers to send away for "free" work-at-home information. When consumers receive the "free" information, they are asked to pay $27.00 in order to receive a list of companies that purportedly offer home assembly work. Consumers are then on their own to research the viability and availability of any actual home assembly work.

For $49.00, this individual provides a list of purported grant providers. The company's "grant" offer is similar to its "home assembly" offer in that consumers are on their own to research the availability and legitimacy of any actual grants.

Lastly for $32.00, this individual offers a manual called "Get Paid Mailing Letters." The individual claims this program will show consumers step-by-step how they can get paid for mailing letters without paying postage, placing ads, buying circulars or name lists.

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 Richard Atashian include:

  • 14 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Failure to respond to 11 complaint(s) filed against business
  • 1 complaint(s) filed against business that were not resolved
  • BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates

Factors that raised the rating for Richard Atashian include:

  • Length of time business has been operating

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

14 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 5 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 5
Billing/Collection Issues 1
Delivery Issues 2
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 6
Total Closed Complaints 14

Additional Complaint Information

The BBB has received complaints concerning non-delivery of the promised information and dissatisfaction with the quality of the information when it is provided.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Richard Atashian
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 08, 1997 Business started: 01/01/1995 Business started locally: 01/01/1995
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Richard Atashian, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Richard Atashian, Owner
Business Category

Work-At-Home Companies

Alternate Business Names
Grants Grants Fast Grants Free Home Assembly

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

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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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