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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 Progressive Business Publications include:
- 2093 complaints filed against business
- Failure to respond to 6 complaints filed against business
- BBB does not have a clear understanding of this business
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||303|
|Total Closed Complaints||2093|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMs. Sylvia Neel, Customer Service Manager Mr. Edward Satell, Publisher/President
Publishers - Book
Alternate Business NamesAmerican Future System American Future Systems, Inc. Center for Education & Employment Law Division of America Future Systems, Inc. Progressive Business Audio Conferences Progressive Gifts & Incentives
While this company responds to customer complaints presented to it by this Bureau, this company's business performance record demonstrates a pattern of customer complaints alleging billing for unordered merchandise. Some consumers have claimed that they cancelled subscriptions but their cancellations were not honored. Progressive Business Publications responded to the BBB concerning the company's unsatisfactory business performance report. The company sells its publications through telemarketing solicitations. It claims that it tape records telephone solicitations for quality control purposes. The company states that it obtains the ordering person's birthdate to verify the order at a later date. According to the company's correspondence, orders are confirmed by fax within 24 hours, giving the orderer an opportunity to respond. The company claims it has a liberal cancellation policy permitting the customer to cancel anytime within the first three months of the telephone order and receiving a refund on all unsent issues. New subscribers receive two free issues with the right to cancel according to the company. The company claims that its BBB complaint volume is negligible compared to its volume of business.