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Re: Michael Masterson/AWAI....... STOP!!... ENOUGH ALREADY!!!
Posted By: Michelle In Response To: Re: Michael Masterson/AWAI....... STOP!!... ENOUGH ALREADY!!! (Merr)
Date: Monday, October 27, 2008, at 4:25 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: Michael Masterson/AWAI....... STOP!!... ENOUGH ALREADY!!! (Merr)
I know this is an old thread, but I do have to make a comment here.
Anyone who believes everything about the BBB, isn't IMO, very with it.
Do you not know that ANYONE can post something negative to the BBB?
I found this out when someone who wasn't even a client complained, or a client I didn't want b/c they were nasty complained. The minute they are issued a refund, I don't consider them a client anymore. I don't deal with nasty people, only nice ones.
I could lie about anyone's company, call them up or e-mail them, & say whatever I want & the BBB will take the complaint.
I would NEVER (as a company) pay any money to a company that doesn't do thorough research into the complaint & just allows anyone to complain, whether they started the problem or not.
It's the same things with the Rip off Report. They are a total scam & have caused many a business to suffer b/c of all the lies posted. Once again, even someone who's NEVER been my client, doesn't know my products at all, can lie & say they purchased & my product was a scam.
Just search online & find all the tons of sites outing the Rip off Report, & he gets away with it too b/c consumers are guilable.
So, the next time you decide to believe these companies, try running a company & see what happens to you when any person decides they don't like the way you treat them & they decide to take you down.
While I agree that there are many companies out there that scam people, there are even more consumers who scam companies, but does anyone talk about that?
Do you know how much credit card fraud there is out there by real consumers? I'm not talking about the ones who steal credit card numbers, I'm talking about people who lie about not receiving the product or service & getting away with it because Visa doesn't care, they love making money off the backs of these companies, as they charge them huge chargeback rates.
I'm a consumer, everyone is obviously, & I'd be the first person to out a company who has treated me unfairly, but then again, I don't lie. Unfortunately the average human does. It's a documented fact that humans lie 10-15 times per day.
I'm just not one of those humans.
Thanks for listening.
>> BBB: Top notch. They've had complaints and dealt with them well.
>> Remember one sign of a scam is a lack of BBB membership along with very
>> few or no complaints. The BBB rates AWAI as one of their top rated
>> members. And you know the BBB doesn't take to liking a business easily.
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