BBB Business Review
This Business is not BBB accredited
Consumer Protection BureauAdditional Locations
Phone: (800) 621-8096 View Additional Phone Numbers 2100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204 ! There is an alert on Consumer Protection Bureau !
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Despite its official sounding name, this entity is not a government agency. Consumers should be alert to the fact that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is a new government agency, has no relationship to this promotion. Original information from consumers stated that they were being approached by phone calls announcing that they had won a monetary prize, but would have to pay 1% in advance to secure the payment. Recent calls promise no cost to "winner," but indicate a personal delivery of check. The usual practice in such promotions would ask for a processing fee or insurance fee later in the interaction. Such payment to be wired to an individual, making it virtually untraceable. As always, the Better Business Bureau advises the public to disregard such promotions.
This business is not BBB accredited.
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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that lowered the rating for Consumer Protection Bureau include:
- BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates
- Length of time business has been operating
- Failure to respond to 3 complaints filed against business
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||2|
|Total Closed Complaints||3|