7 Businesses To Watch Out For

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7 Businesses to Watch Out For

Recessions have a way of creating many new business opportunities. But they also have a way of creating opportunists -- businesses that, in an effort to make a quick buck, leave their customers feeling as if they were taken advantage of. Since 1912, the Better Business Bureau has sought to monitor truth in advertising, reward companies with good reputations, mediate disputes between customers and businesses, and expose businesses that don't do a good job of satisfying their customers. So which companies does the consumer-watchdog organization have its eye on these days? The following businesses received an "F" grade from the BBB in late 2008 or early 2009, based on consumer complaints and the companies’ lack of follow-up. The bureau advises consumers to keep on alert when doing business with them.