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Opportunities Unlimited Publications

Opportunities Unlimited Publications

(816) 842-5510

Opportunities Unlimited Publications

42 years in business

1401 Armour Rd
Kansas City, MO 64116-3744

Fax Numbers
  • (816) 842-7190
Additional Phone Numbers
  • (816) 842-4130
  • (816) 842-4559
BBB File Opened: 11/01/1974
Business Started: 10/01/1974
Type of Entity
Corporation
Business Management
  • Principal: Mr. Joe Lawson, President
Contact Information
  • Principal: Mr. Joe Lawson, President
Business Category
  • Advertising - Direct Mail
  • Contest Arranging & Judging

Alternate Business Names
  • CAP
  • International Award Payment Center
  • Award Processing Center
  • Contest America Publishers, Inc.
  • Cash Connection
  • Opp Company
  • North American Award Center
  • OPP
  • Capital Reserve II
  • NAAC

Number of Employees: 
74

B+

Pattern of Complaint

Customers complain that they are under the impression that they have won money and need to fill out a form in order to receive their winnings, when, in fact, they ar... Read More

Overview

Opportunities Unlimited does extensive mailings of contests where interested recipients are solicited to enter a contest by paying an entry fee. The subject explains that the games are not lotteries, but rather contests of skill. Each contest entered requires an entry fee. As the contest progresses, contestants may find they have become increasingly difficult to solve. Tiebreakers may be necessary to determine final winners. Entry fees cover the costs of operating the contests and paying the prize winners. The bureau has received occasional complaints from recipients of the mailing requesting to be removed from the subject's mailing list. To our knowledge, when these request have been made, the requests have been satisfied. We have no complaints that the prize monies have not been awarded. The subject has been directed by its legal counsel to clearly explain to recipients their mathematical chances of winning prizes in each contest. A brochure explaining the company's contests, including precautions against being misled, is sent as a part of the subject's mailings. The subject has been responsive to any requests for service in handling consumer complaints sent to them by the BBB.

BBB Reason for Ratings

BBB rating is based on 13 factors: Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for Opportunities Unlimited Publications include:

  • Business has failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints

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Opportunities Unlimited Publications

THIS BUSINESS IS NOT BBB ACCREDITED

Opportunities Unlimited Publications

Customer Review Rating:

Positive
20%
Neutral
20%
Negative
60%

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