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Is the Better Business Bureau a scam?

So when you are looking for honest, unbiased reviews of local businesses, where do you go? One of the first places many people think of is the Better Business Bureau, commonly known as the BBB. The Better Business Bureau is a non-profit organization that consists of local organizations, that is meant to act as an intermediary between consumers and businesses, handling consumer disputes, and providing business reviews. Sounds like a great place right to be reassured right? Well, unfortunately, no.

While the BBB might seem like a trusted authority to turn to check up on a business, the truth might be something entirely different. First, and most importantly, the biggest misconception about the BBB is that they are a government agency, a consumer watchdog overseen by the federal government. That is NOT TRUE. The BBB is in no way, shape, or form a government or quasi-governmental agency.

The second thing to keep in mind is, like any other business or organization, their goal is to make money. Yes, they may have non-profit status, but that doesn't equate to a charity or a group of people doing something for the greater good. The BBB might be the biggest con job out there! Now, I don't want you to think we are some angry and bitter company that has been on the wrong side of the BBB, because that's not the case. A quick check of the BBB's website will show you that Gator Clean has an A+ rating with the BBB (as of the publishing of this article). But that A+ rating in no way translates into our support for them. But, as I said, I don't want you to take our word for it. View some of these links below to other sources across the internet for some eye-opening insights into the BBB and their business practices, then make form your own opinion. Note, these are just a few of them! A quick Google search for "BBB scam" will give you dozens and dozens of more stories to check out.

http://business.time.com/2013/03/19/why-the-better-business-bureau-should-give-itself-a-bad-grade/

http://waystoavoidscamsonline.com/is-bbb-scamming-legit-companies-out-of-money

http://bbbscam.net

http://www.ivetriedthat.com/2013/11/11/is-the-better-business-bureau-running-a-racketeering-scam/

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/online/bbb.html

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Better-Business-Bureau-BBB-CBBB/Arlington-Select-StateProvince/Better-Business-Bureau-or-Buyer-Better-Beware-BBB-Nationwide-Alert-THE-FOX-GUARDIN-1343

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/business-bureau-best-ratings-money-buy/story?id=12123843

And the video below is an absolute MUST WATCH for anyone who plans to utilize the better Business Bureau for anything:

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What Your Neighbors Say About Gator Clean

Frances Weston
May 16, 2021

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Thank you for coming so quickly and unclogging my dryer vent

Pete Bertoncelj
May 13, 2021

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Daniele and Kelly did an awesome job cleaning my tile and grout, my floors already looked great, and then they came back and colorsealed my grout. I love it!! I always lived my porcelains plank floors, but hated my grout color. Now I REALLY love my floors!!

Tammee Layne
May 6, 2021

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I spoke to Danielle about coming to clean my AC ducts and she was an absolute delight to work with. She was informative and honest. The scheduling happened immediately and they arrived in the next couple of days. The service was thorough and professional. They cleaned everything perfectly and even cleaned up after themselves. When they left, it was like they were never there, except my vents look better than ever! I would highly recommend their services. We talked and joked while they worked and it was a delightful experience. They only took about two hours to get everything done and I couldn't be happier with their work! 5 stars!!!

Behrte
May 5, 2021

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May 1, 2021

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