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Opportunities Unlimited Publications

Additional Locations

Phone: (816) 842-5510 Fax: (816) 842-7190 View Additional Phone Numbers 1401 Armour Rd, Kansas City, MO 64116 http://www.oppcompany.com


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Description

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.


BBB Accreditation

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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 38 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

38 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 13 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 20
Billing/Collection Issues 2
Delivery Issues 2
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 3
Problems with Product/Service 11
Total Closed Complaints 38

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

4 Customer Reviews on Opportunities Unlimited Publications
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 1
Negative Experience 2
Total Customer Reviews 4

Additional Information

BBB file opened: November 01, 1974 Business started: 10/01/1974 in MO
Type of Entity

Corporation

Business Management
Mr. Joe Lawson, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Joe Lawson, President
Business Category

ADVERTISING-DIRECT MAIL CONTEST ARRANGING & JUDGING

Alternate Business Names
Award Processing Center CAP Capital Reserve II Cash Connection Contest America Publishers, Inc. International Award Payment Center NAAC North American Award Center OPP Opp Company

Additional Locations

  • THIS LOCATION IS NOT BBB ACCREDITED

    1401 Armour Rd

    Kansas City, MO 64116 (816) 842-5510 (816) 842-4130

  • THIS LOCATION IS NOT BBB ACCREDITED

    PO Box 219134

    Kansas City, MO 64121

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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview


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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

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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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Complaint Detail(s)

7/27/2016 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
6/29/2016 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
4/8/2016 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
3/18/2016 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
2/25/2016 Advertising/Sales Issues
2/25/2016 Guarantee/Warranty Issues
11/27/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
11/18/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
10/28/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
10/14/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
10/1/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues
10/1/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
7/29/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
7/7/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
7/7/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
6/9/2015 Delivery Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
4/4/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
3/30/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
3/14/2015 Delivery Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
1/27/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
12/10/2014 Problems with Product/Service
12/2/2014 Guarantee/Warranty Issues
11/28/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues
11/5/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues
10/23/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
10/22/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
10/1/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues
9/17/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
9/6/2014 Guarantee/Warranty Issues
9/5/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues
6/26/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues
4/9/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
3/25/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
3/25/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
2/15/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues
10/11/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
9/6/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: This company sent me a fake check for the amount of $15,000.00. It is advertised as a contest of skill; asking you to answer a question and enclose a $9 check with your answer. I do not know how they got my information and would like for this company to be shut down.

Desired Settlement: I would like this company to be sued for all the money they toke from innocent people including myself. I want this company shut down so that this will not happen to anyone else.

9/6/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: This is our second reminder letter red flag alert not yet received 20,000.00. Bonus cash options re-issued: A Nelson , you previously offered $5,000.00 more bonus cash options and frankly, we are surprised. That you have not replied. If you fail to reply, you will forfeit your registration fee and your top score position playing for$15,000.00 .

Desired Settlement: Blue series x $20,000.00 prize payout guarantee to the winners.


Customer Review(s)

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Customer Reviews Summary

4 Customer Reviews on Opportunities Unlimited Publications
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