BBB Warns Accredited Businesses: “Beware of Companies Claiming BBB Affiliation”

  
     
July 22, 2009

Richmond, VA – June 26, 2009 – BBB Accredited Businesses in central Virginia report receiving e-mail and telephone solicitations from businesses stating or implying they are affiliated with BBB. The solicitations are to sell online advertising such as banner ads or promotional pieces on websites. These businesses and the services they offer are not affiliated with BBB.

 

We have been informed that representatives of BizzSpot and CheckourRating.com have either stated or implied, in phone messages and phone conversations, that they are working with BBB or calling on behalf of BBB. However, these companies have no relationship with this BBB, and BBB does not recommend or endorse their services.

 

This BBB has not authorized BizzSpot, CheckourRating.com, Consumer Guide, Scott Talley or any other third party vendor to contact BBB Accredited Businesses on its behalf, and we ask that you let us know if you receive any contacts from businesses claiming a BBB affiliation.

 

 

To check the reliability of any business, visit www.bbb.org.