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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

I had my tile and grout cleaned and sealed Danielle did an excellent job. My floor has never looked better. I will be using them again, wish I had found them sooner Five stars from me !!

Donna Brown
September 3, 2020

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Review from Google

Wow! Danielle and Kelly did an amazing job! Heavy soils gone! I would definitely use their service again hands down! Thank you so much for paying attention today heavy traffic areas especially. My carpet looks great!

Diorella Mae
August 11, 2020

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Review from Google

I have been using Gator Clean for several years now. Danielle has done different services for us. Tile and Grout Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Pet Urine Stain Removal, Upholstery Cleaning and lately Air Duct Cleaning and Dryer Vent Cleaning! I have been very happy with everything! I would definitely recommend Gator Clean.

K Bradac
August 7, 2020

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Review from Google

I've used Gator clean now twice and they've done a great job on both occasions. Very easy, very quick and the price is fair.

Robert Murphy
August 6, 2020

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Review from Google

They did an outstanding job and we’re very helpful throughout the process. They found some unexpected problems and took care of it on the spot. We would definitely use them again.

Roxanne Powers
June 27, 2020

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