Watch Out for False Promises from OnlineBusinessScams.com
August 10, 2011
cautions consumers to watch out for a website that is falsely charging for BBB
complaint resolution services. OnlineBusinessScams.com charges consumers an
upfront fee of $1500 to $2000 for assistance in collecting money owed from
businesses only to forward consumers’ complaints to BBB.
OnlineBusinessScams.com told one consumer that in order to help him collect
money owed from a business he needed to pay 30% of the amount owed. The site
requested half of the 30% upfront, which he paid.
After receiving the fee, OnlineBusinessScams.com asked the consumer to provide
the details of the dispute so the site could determine whether to handle the
“case.” Afterwards, the consumer received an information packet that
included an envelope addressed to BBB. OnlineBusinessScams.com told the
consumer that they would recover his money within 90 days. It’s now been 90
days and the consumer tried to contact OnlineBusinessScams.com to no
BBB wishes to remind all consumers that their services are free. Consumers
never have to pay a third party in order to receive help from BBB. To file a
complaint against a business, please fill out BBB’s online form or contact your local BBB.