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Better Business Bureau

An organization that promotes an environment in which buyers and sellers can trust each other. It encourages ethical business practices, provides information on fraudulent schemes against both businesses and their customers, and offers arbitration services in the event of disputes. It was established in 1912 and consists of local chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
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BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-November 1, 2016-Global Payments chosen Better Business Bureau's Payment Technology Provider in Canada
The Council of Better Business Bureaus has implemented a new BBB rating system, one which uses an A plus through F letter grade scale.
The CBBB Web site provides information and assistance services, including business reliability reports, dispute resolution, consumer education, reviews of charitable organizations, and lists of online companies pledged to meet Better Business Bureau (BBB) standards.
with the Eastern Ontario Better Business Bureau (BBB) in 1959.
Disabled American Veterans has been authorized to display the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance National Charity Seal in recognition of meeting the Alliance's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
In another study, more than 80% of consumers cited the reliability of business as a major concern when shopping online, according to the Council of Better Business Bureaus, which commissioned the Greenfield Online study in 2001.
In December, the Better Business Bureau called on the Washington, D.C.-based Nuclear Energy Institute to stop running advertisements claiming that nuclear power is "environmentally clean." By neglecting to mention the nuclear waste and air pollution caused by producing nuclear fuel, the bureau said, the nuclear industry's ads went too far in trumpeting the safety and cleanliness of nuclear power.
National charity reports are produced by the BBB WGA and local charity reports are produced by local Better Business Bureaus - all reports are available at Give.org.
Peruse the sample complaint letter and the Consumer Assistance Directory, a list of contacts for corporations, federal agencies, better business bureaus, and local governments.
"A consumer [should] go to the Website [and] make sure it has a physical address, a contact person, and a good reputation with its clients," says Sheila Adkins, associate director of public affairs for the Council of Better Business Bureaus (www.bbb.org) in Arlington, Virginia.
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB), located in Arlington, Virginia, is the umbrella organization for the BBB's in the U.S., which are supported by over 250,000 local business members.
In fact, the Council of Better Business Bureaus fielded more than 460,000 inquiries regarding work-at-home offers in 2001, up 70% from 2000.

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