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Gift Certificates Of America

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View Additional Phone Numbers 1080 A Long Island Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729 View Additional Web Addresses ! There is an alert on Gift Certificates Of America !

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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 Gift Certificates Of America include:

  • Failure to respond to 1 complaint(s) filed against business

Factors that raised the rating for Gift Certificates Of America include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint 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 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Additional Complaint Information

Consumers report to the BBB that World of America gives away shopping sprees of up to $2000 on their website at, requiring to consumers to pay a “Processing and Delivery Fee” or “P&D” which is 30% to 34% of the extreme mark-up value of the items ordered. Consumers allege that they either do not receive their orders or they receive damaged or inferior products. Upon calling the company to get a refund the company’s voice mail is full and they are unable to speak with a person. In addition, consumers report purchasing a travel certificate from the company and in contacting the issuer of the certificate they find that the certificate has not been paid for by World of America and, therefore, the certificate is invalid.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: December 01, 1999 Business started: 01/01/1999 Business incorporated 01/01/1999 in NY
Type of Entity


Contact Information
Customer Contact: Albert Loring
Business Category


Alternate Business Names Elite Shopping Network GCA WOA WOA Rewards World of America World of America Catalog World of America Inc.

Additional Locations


    1080 A Long Island Avenue

    Deer Park, NY 11729


    1698 Washington Ave

    Seaford , NY 11783


    40 Corbin Ave Unit I

    Bay Shore, NY 11706 (631) 242-8676


    94N Industry Ct

    Deer Park, NY 11729 (631) 254-1208


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

  Average Score
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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)

11/2/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: 2 certificates for $500 each purchased from WOA on 4/**/13. ordered merchandise on 9/*/13 order # ******, and 10/*/13 order # ******. Never received merchandise - checking order history on web site reveals "not yet shipped" several e-mails to customer service w/ no response. Called customer service on # provided, during business hours provided, twice, and get "this mailbox is full, good-bye" No way to speak to a representative

Desired Settlement: I want the orders filled and delivered, an explanation of why it has been a year and the orders have not been shipped, or a full refund of the purchase price for these certificates ($100.00)

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

At this time, I have not been contacted by Gift Certificates Of America regarding complaint ID ********.


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