Watch out for false
promises from OnlineBusinessScams.com
Conway, South Carolina - August 11, 2011 —
Better Business Bureau cautions consumers to watch out for a website that is
falsely charging for BBB complaint resolution services.
charges consumers an upfront fee of $1,500 to $2,000 for assistance in
collecting money owed from businesses only to forward consumers’ complaints to
OnlineBusinessScams.com told one consumer that in order to help him collect
money owed from a business he needed to pay 30 percent of the amount owed. The
site requested half of the 30 percent upfront, which he paid.
After receiving the fee, OnlineBusinessScams.com asked the consumer to provide
the details of the dispute so the site could determine whether to handle the
“case.” Afterwards, the consumer received an information packet that
included an envelope addressed to BBB.
told the consumer that it would recover his money within 90 days. It’s now been
90 days and the consumer tried to contact OnlineBusinessScams.com to no
BBB reminds all consumers that its services are free. Consumers never have to
pay a third party in order to receive help from BBB. To file a complaint
against a business, please fill out BBB's online form or contact your local BBB.
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