Fake companies and products spam our in boxes and now pop up on social media. The ads are eye-catching and interesting, but often scam the consumer. Here’s the some helpful advice to make sure you get the facts and avoid the scam!
On January 16, 2019, the Today Show featured a segment in response to the plethora of solicitations for fake companies and products, including one who misrepresented Savannah Guthrie. A valuable piece of advice from the segment: reference the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
The BBB is legally responsible for reporting facts and customer complaints about a company. They rate the company based on business ethics and performance. Using the BBB for research quickly resolves questions about whether a company actually exists, and gives the consumer insight into the companies process and procedures to handle customer complaints. Therefore, one can easily determine with whom they want to do business.
For entrepreneurs exploring business opportunities, the BBB is also a valuable resource for many of the same reasons. The BBB will also report a snapshot of the company’s history as well.
We know the internet is filled with misconstrued information, so when I was looking into business opportunities for myself, I knew I could trust what I read on the BBB site. The profile for Market America and SHOP.COM reports an A+ rating for the company’s lifespan of 26 years. Market America’s International Headquarters is in Greensboro, NC, and it is the only company in Central North Carolina to have won the Torch Award, for business trust, performance and integrity, now twice. This really speaks to the ethics of the company. Financially, the company continues to excel, having earned over 8.5 Billion dollars in sales, with their distributors earning more than 52% of the earnings. This has made it possible for more than 500 distributors worldwide to earn millions with several thousands of distributors earning residual incomes of $300-$3600 a week.
Impressive facts for a start-up company in 1992 who had the vision of “the mall without walls” before the internet existed. Today, we have the ability to create our own economy by allowing our money to be recycled through a digital platform that supports sales for merchants and stores, incentivizes sales for the consumer, and generates residual income for the entrepreneur.
To get more information, feel free to connect with me and visit the BBB for more information.