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New Accredited Businesses
March 2013 - May 2013

Albany, GA
Natasha's Tax  Services
  
Arabi, GA
Arabi Feed & Grain
Auburn, AL
Best Copy  Products
Expressive Minds
Home Instead Senior Care
WOW-Wide Open West
 
Columbus,GA

ADT Security Services

Earl Sears Insurance

Saul R. Dermer DDS

The Bike Shop of Columbus

 

 Cordele,GA

Allied TV & Electronics Repair

Arabi Feed & Grain

 

LaGrange,GA

By Special Arrangement

Certified Plumbing & Sprinkler

Charles H. Pitts, D.M.D

 

Moultrie, GA

Baddour Urology Center

Colquitt Family Care

Moultrie Urology Ambulatory Surgery Center

Sommer Printing

 

Phenix City, AL

Phenix City Spine & Joint Center

 
Opelika, AL
Jim Bob's Chicken Fingers Tiger Town
Tifton, GA

Dirty South Kustoms

 Offline Use 1


BBB OnLine Program
This program will allow your business to install a dynamic BBB seal on your website that will link your site to your Business Review  
As part of the program, your company will also receive a customized QR Code to be used in advertisement, invoices, brochures, etc. 

BBB online seal example

BBBQRcode 

DID YOU KNOW?

  

The BBB has been presented with an award by Minister Masako Mori, the Minister of Consumer Affairs in Japan, for cross-border complaint assistance.

 

The BBB has signed a contract with BuildZoom, a web site which connects consumers with contractors. BuildZoom will incorporate the BBB accreditation on the site and in ratings.

 

 

The BBB Council hosted China Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (CASME) to discuss ways to promote cross border trade. CASME has been working on a process to rate businesses in China using standards similar to BBB.

 

 

 

Member Hotline Numbers
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Fax(706)324-2181
P.O. Box 2587
Columbus, GA 31902 

Happy 4th of July!  

The Better Business Bureau Bulletin
Volume 39, Issue 2, April-June 2013
2013 Integrity Invitational Golf Tournament  
Please join us on  Tuesday,
September 24, 2013 for our annual
golf tournament.
  
The 2013 Integrity Invitational
Golf Tournament will be held at
Maple Ridge Golf Club in Columbus, GA.
  
Consider this wonderful opportunity to bond with your employees and colleagues, promote your business, and support the BBB's mission and all that while playing golf! Sponsorship opportunities are still available. We also welcome donations for the raffle and golf gift bags and sponsorship of teams.
  
Click here to register and view all sponsorship opportunities.
  
         The Better Business Bureau
Military Line

The Better Business Bureau strives to honor and serve the Armed Services members and their families by providing free education in financial readiness, assisting with complaint and dispute resolution, and by offering consumer information. Please click here to see all the details and to gain access to links to resources such as consumer alerts, Military Line initiatives, free resources and so much more!
  
The BBB Military Line also generates free, monthly e-newsletter "The Trusted Scout." Click here to subscribe and here to view the May 2013 issue. 

Trust but Verify 
  
In recent months our country has experienced many tragic events. Terrorist attack in Boston, deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, and devastating fires in Colorado, just to name a few. And while it is true that such tragic events bring out the best in most people, there are some who will take advantage of others generosity and grief.
  
In the aftermath of most tragic events there is outpouring in donations and inevitably scammers will try to take advantage of donors. Fake donation websites and Facebook pages spring up overnight. The BBB wants to ensure that your donation goes to those in need and encourages you to do research prior to donating. Please go to www.give.org 
to research an organization and verify they are legitimate.

Internet Crime Report 2012
  
The Internet offers great opportunities to shop, market, advertize, buy and sell, compare, and do it all from the comfort of your home or business. Both, consumers and businesses, utilize the intenet to their advantage. Unfortunately, the Internet is also every conman's dream come true. The FBI has released it's Internet Crime Report of 2012 (ICR) and the statistics show that each year more and more crime is perpetrated on the Internet. 
 
According to the ICR the following are the most frequently reported Internet crimes:
  • Auto fraud
  • FBI impersonation e-mail scam
  • Intimidation/Extortion scams
  • Hit man scam
  • Scareware/Ransomware

According to the report, Georgia ranks as #7 in the country with $12,150,521.46 and Alabama ranks as #25 with $5,093,048.54, in complainant losses by victim state.

 

To view the complete report, which includes complainant statistics, state by state statistics, and online crime prevention tips, click here.

 

And as always, if in doubt and for questions pertaining to questionble e-mails, websites, etc. please do not hesitate to contact your local BBB office or go to bbb.org to get more information.

Cut Down on Junk Mail and Spam

Opt-out of receiving pre-approved credit cards at 1-888-567-8688 or at optoutprescreen.com.

 

To stop most mailings go to dmachoice.org and opt out of mail from members of the Direct Marketing Association.

  

U.S. government's National Do Not Call Registry is a free way to reduce the telemarketing calls. To register your phone number, visit donotcall.gov, or call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone number you want to register.

  

Receiving spam text messages? DO NOT RESPOND. Responding to the text message only confirms a working number and opens the door for more messages.

 
UNANSWERED CUSTOMER CONCERNS
March 2013 - May 2013

75 Marine

Adel, GA

A-Dell Properties

Columbus,. GA

Alfa Insurance

Columbus, GA

Allen's TV Sales & Service

Columbus, GA

Animal Emergency Center

Columbus, GA

Ann Taylor Loft

Auburn, AL

Ansco Group (5)

Reynolds, GA

Asa Performance

Columbus, GA

B & B Rental Agency

Albany, GA

Beallwood Body Works

Columbus, GA

Behavioral Health Partners

Columbus, GA

Beloved Concepts (2)

Columbus, GA

Big City Club

Columbus, GA

Bloodline Automotives

Columbus, GA

Brand Septic Tank Service

Montezuma, GA

C's Auto Repair

Columbus, GA

CFNR Guide

Fort Benning, GA

Changing Seasons Lawn Care

Phenix City, AL

Charles Seafood (2)

Tifton, GA

Checkcare Systems, Inc.

Warner Robbins, GA

China Star

Columbus, GA

Classic Roofing & Metal Works

Phenix City, AL

Classic Towing

Columbus, GA

CPS Authority

Opelika, AL

Discount Home Improvements, LLC

Cusseta, GA

Dream Lace Hair, LLC

Phenix City, AL

Early Morning Remodeler, Inc.

Columbus, GA

Ebay Purchase Protection

Auburn, AL

Evans Skipper Funeral Home

Donalsonville, GA

Fred's Super Dollar

Phenix City, AL

Garvey and Garvey Properties

Tifton, GA

Genesis Lending Online Services (2)

Columbus, GA

Gil's Auto Sales, Inc.

Phenix City, AL

Glenn Kirkland Lawn Care

Columbus, GA

Grant Automotive, Inc.

Columbus, GA

H&D Cabinets, LLC

Columbus, GA

J.R.Hatcher Concrete Service

Albany, GA

Jack Daniel Garrett Construction

Leesburg , GA

Jackson Hewitt

Columbus, GA

Kara's Mom Photography

Columbus, GA

Keiths Paint and Body

Albany, GA

King Automobiles Inc.

Auburn, AL

Las Margaritas Mexican Grill (2)

Opelika, AL

Lawrence Roofing & Repair

Columbus, GA

LBS Tax Service

Columbus, GA

Little Roofing Company

Columbus, GA

M & M Towing

Columbus, GA

M & W Auto Repair

Columbus, GA

Microtel Inns & Suites

Tifton, GA

Mill's TV

Albany, GA

Modern Cleaners

Thomasville, GA

Moonshadow Forge

Colquitt, GA

Moore's Body Shop & Towing

Lagrange, GA

Mr. Transmission (3)

Columbus, GA

New Tokyo

Opelika, AL

Official Payments Corporation

Auburn, AL

Partzilla.com (2)

Albany, GA

Prayed Over Hands Towing (2)

Columbus, GA

Precision Tune Auto Care

Albany, GA

Pro Nails

Auburn, GA

Quality Roman Shades

Tifton, GA

RE/MAX Prime Realty

Columbus, GA

Serena D. Tidwell, MD, PC

Columbus, GA

Shirley's Accounting

Phenix City, AL

Spotlight Theaters

Peachtree City,GA

Stanford Automotive and Repair Inc.

LaGrange, GA

Tee's Tiny Tots Learning Center

Albany, GA

Tenneson Nissan

Tifton, GA

The Weave Spot

Columbus, GA

Tiftco Tire & Auto Service

Tifton, GA

Twisted Lemon

Fitzgerald, GA

UDA Technologies, Inc

Auburn, AL

University Heights Apartments

Auburn, AL

Value Place (2)

Columbus, GA


 
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