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Sunday, June 3, 2012
The St. Louis Better Business Bureau released a list of companies that have not responded to one or more complaints.
The St. Louis Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a Buyer’s Alert on May 31 that lists businesses which have not responded to one or more complaints or advertising matters, or took an "inordinate length of time" to respond to complaints. Included on the list are three Wentzville/Lake Saint Louis businesses: For the complete St. Louis-area list, click here. When the companies respond to the complaints, their names will be taken off the list. Telephone and online BBB Business Reviews on the company will indicate that there has been a response to the Better Business Bureau. Consumers can check the BBB website at www.bbb.org for a review on any company with which they have an interest in doing business.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Better Business Bureau is urging Cardinals fans stocking up on memorabilia to buy for enjoyment, but not as an investment.
The St. Louis area Better Business Bureau is urging Cardinals fans stocking up on memorabilia to buy for enjoyment, but not as an investment. Earlier this week the BBB warned consumers to watch for World Series ticket scams and housing/hotel scams for Cardinals fans traveling to Texas. Now the BBB has issued the following warning in a new release: St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 19, 2011 – With area businesses hoping to cash in on fans’ appetite for all things Cardinals during the World Series, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging shoppers to buy for enjoyment, not for investment. “Anyone who thinks that stockpiling 2011 World Series pennants or souvenir beer mugs is a plan for early retirement will be sorely disappointed,” said Michelle Corey…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The St. Louis BBB is warning fans who are traveling to Texas for the World Series about suspicious hotel offers.
On Monday, the St. Louis Better Business Bureau warned Cardinal nation about World Series ticket scams. Tuesday came an alert about hotel ads targetting fans who may be scrambling to find accommodations in the Arlington, TX area. The BBB said the ads are cropping up on Craigslist. The alert A release from the BBB reads in part: Several ads for World Series hotel packages on a classified ad site claimed to offer tickets for a Rams-Cowboys game along with the hotel, a tip-off that the person who placed the ad may not be familiar with the teams in the World Series, the Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. Some ads are full of misspellings, which also can be a characteristic of fraudulent ads. “Sports fans may be anxious to get a hotel room near …
Monday, October 17, 2011
The St. Louis area Better Business Bureau gives tips on how to avoid dropping wads of cash on fake tickets and con artists.
St. Louis Cardinal fans’ excitement can help carry their team to an 11th World Series title. However, it also can lead to scams that cost them big money. “Sports fans can get burned by purchasing counterfeit tickets or paying in advance for tickets that never arrive,” said Michelle L. Corey in a statement issued by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Corey is the president and CEO of the organization, which warns consumers against scams and fraud. The secondary market for sports and entertainment tickets is a $10 billion a year industry. But during last year’s World Series, scams involved counterfeit tickets or tickets that never arrived, said Chris Thetford, vice president for communications for the St. Louis area BBB. “Basically, there’s …