Let’s take a look at the reports on the Better Business Bureau since they want to put a blemish on Yele Haiti; check out this link to see there aren’t any complaints. So what in the hell was the Wise Giving Alliance talking about. I took time to research the business practices of the BBB and to search and find businesses and consumers who weren’t pleased with them. Yes…Ah Ha I found a lot of dirt starting with the extensive list on Rip off Report. On Rip of Report I found search results of 394 reports of dirt on the better business bureau nationwide.
You will need to setup an account, it is free and you will have access to read all of the complaints. This site will help you see what people are saying about a product or a service of any company out there that are getting bad press and complaints due to poor business practices. I actually have written several comments on bad employers and businesses; you know we gotta keep each other informed about the scam artists out here. You can check out an employer before applying for a job or a business before buying from them. This can be helpful info in the long run; preventing you from experiencing a headache, misdemeanor or a felony.(LMAO)
Now let’s compare the complaints on Yele Haiti Foundation and the BBB on Rip off Report. Yele Haiti doesn’t have any reports of bad business practices. Humm, so what do you think the reason was for the BBB to suggest not using Yele Haiti to make your donations to aid Haiti in its devastation from the Earthquake?
This is a current complaint dated 1/15/2010 on the BBB:
Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri & Southern Illinois
15 Sunnen Dr., Ste. 107
St. Louis Missouri 63143-1400
United States of America
Web Address: http://stlouis.bbb.org/
Category: BBB Better Business Bureau
Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2010
Posted: Friday, January 15, 2010
“Ratings are determined by a proprietary formula that represents BBB’s opinion as to (1) the importance of each category, and (2) the appropriate score given to the business for each category.”
Now this is not Microsoft, Google, or The Skunk Works. This is the Better Business Bureau. How ludicrous that their formula is “proprietary!” What
good are these ratings if the public does not understand how they are calculated?
Judging by the outrageously generous ratings at this site, business ratings are proportional to membership fees paid to BBB.
One company I have personally dealt with has a general rating of 3 out of 10 on the open Internet. Here they have a rating of A+.
I’ll let you be the judge of the credibility of the BBB in your states. I honestly feel with the internet being as robust as it is the BBB has outlived its usefulness.
There are other online businesses who feel the same as me. Click this link and see how they shake down online businesses by charging extra fees for us to show our approval by them since we don’t have a store front to display their emblem in our business for our customers to see.