To excellent comedic effect, a few disgruntled businessmen decided
to teach the Better Business Bureau a lesson. What was their problem?
Apparently, the BBB has been running a pay-to-play racket in which only
businesses who pay for a $425 membership fee get favorable ratings.
(ABC's Brian Ross has an in-depth investigation
of the consumer watchdog group airing Friday night.) So to make their
case, the LA business owners registered a fake company called Hamas
(after the terrorist outfit), paid the $425 membership fee and voila! received
an A- rating. Ross says BBB also gave A ratings to a neo-Nazi group and
(maybe these don't belong in the same breath) a fake sushi restaurant.
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