Mar 12, 2013
The Better Business Bureau of the Southland is now forever banned from using the official BBB name and logo.
The accused SoCal group, however, has changed its named to the "Business Consumer Alliance" to continue operations independently.
Whatever their name may be, the rogue chapter in question will no longer be supported by the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) an any way, shape or form.
"BBB of the Southland failed to resolve concerns about compliance with several standards required of BBBs," declared President and CEO Carrie Hurt of the national Council of Better Business Bureaus.
That politically-correct statement, though, does not begin to tell the whole story.
The Southern California BBB is accused of giving higher grades to companies that paid cash to the organization while businesses that did not pay bribes allegedly had their ratings publicly downgraded.
The U.S. nationwide consumer protection group has announced that BBB of the Southland, the largest BBB chapter in America, is EXCOMMUNICATED.
The allegedly corrupt Los Angeles area BBB chapter had even given the Hamas militant organization a public rating of "A-" after a cash payoff was reportedly received.
The national BBB organization has now directly stepped in serve the Southern California market as a full audit and cleanup proceeds.
BBB member businesses in Southern California may continue to display their ratings with the BBB logo during the investigation and transition.