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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

Danielle and Kelly were so great! They had my dryer vent with over 12 years of garbage cleaned out in under an hour. What a fire hazard that could’ve been. My dryer was no longer drying my laundry because the vent was completely blocked. Don’t be like me, Clean out your vents every year people!!

Megan Morton
December 10, 2019

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Review from Google

One of the best duct cleaning companies I've ever worked with. As a mold remediation professional I've called on them to help my personal clients many times. They are always on time, fairly priced and very professional. Their reliability and consistent results, is unlike any other I've worked with. Highly recommended. Thank you Gator Clean!

Joseph Yablonsky
December 3, 2019

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Review from Google

Had or carpets cleaned today and the folks that showed up were upbeat, professional, got right to it, and did a great job as our carpets are looking great. Thanks for the quick response and flexible schedule...

Steve & Nancy Faust
September 21, 2019

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Review from Google

Danielle and Kelley came out this morning did our ducts cleaned them up good .....very trustworthy & professional let alone a fair price and I recommend using them

SGK INS
July 25, 2019

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Review from Google

Gator Clean did an awesome job cleaning our carpet & was very accommodating to our hectic schedule. A special thank you to Danielle for all your help! We will definitely use Gator Clean again in the future.

Aubrey Bragg
June 21, 2019

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