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Phone: (816) 842-5510 Fax: (816) 842-7190 View Additional Phone Numbers 1401 Armour Rd, Kansas City, MO 64116
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Opportunities Unlimited does extensive mailings of contests where interested recipients are solicited to enter a contest by paying an entry fee. The subject explains that the games are not lotteries, but rather contests of skill. Each contest entered requires an entry fee. As the contest progresses, contestants may find they have become increasingly difficult to solve. Tiebreakers may be necessary to determine final winners. Entry fees cover the costs of operating the contests and paying the prize winners. The bureau has received occasional complaints from recipients of the mailing requesting to be removed from the subject's mailing list. To our knowledge, when these request have been made, the requests have been satisfied. We have no complaints that the prize monies have not been awarded. The subject has been directed by its legal counsel to clearly explain to recipients their mathematical chances of winning prizes in each contest. A brochure explaining the company's contests, including precautions against being misled, is sent as a part of the subject's mailings. The subject has been responsive to any requests for service in handling consumer complaints sent to them by the BBB.
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 Opportunities Unlimited Publications include:
- Business has failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints
Factors that raised the rating for Opportunities Unlimited Publications include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
- Response to 39 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||11|
|Total Closed Complaints||39|
Additional Complaint Information
Customers complain that they are under the impression that they have won money and need to fill out a form in order to receive their winnings, when, in fact, they are paying to enter the first round of a contest. Customers file complaints claiming that they have entered several contests thinking that they have won, only to find out they had not won money, but were entering several contests.
The company asks consumers to read the rules of the contests carefully. All the games have different names and if the game contestant enters a contest with a different name, he or she will have entered the first round of a new game.
Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews
|Customer Experience||Total Customer Reviews|
|Total Customer Reviews||4|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Joe Lawson, President
ADVERTISING-DIRECT MAIL CONTEST ARRANGING & JUDGING