Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Bogus Awards Touting Bogus Quality
We don't blame them, even though they are telling an outright lie. Las Vegas Retreats reputation is tough to compete with. A little research shows that we are the only BBB Accredited company in Las Vegas. A little deduction would tell you that if these "awards" actually meant anything, they would be reflected in the BBB profiles of these same companies. Instead, looking at the BBB usually turns up the "F" and "NR" ratings they typically have across the board.
Many companies assume that you wont check, so they just say whatever they want. For the most part, they are right. Nobody checks. But you are not dealing with the Bellagio or the Wynn Hotels here. These companies sometimes are nothing more than a website and a few pictures of homes. The primary goal is to get your money, and if lying is what it takes, then that is what they will do.
One easy way to tell if an award is real or not is to see if is linked to the award website. If it linked, then it will usually show a profile page for the company receiving the award and why. If not, well then, it's probably a bunch of hooey. Or as we like to call it, lying.