Hahaha...loved that first one...BBB only gives good ratings to paying members of the BBB.... no matter how bad they are.
Terror Group Gets 'A' Rating From Better Business Bureau?
Slammed by the government, A-rated by the Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau accused of biased ratings | CBC News
BBB is a scam. For you business owner's so is D&B. Both of them allow you to pay to increase your rating no matter how bad.
A company that stole (literally) $25,000 from me, and millions of $ from others, had stellar BBB and D&B ratings prior to and after the theft of millions. They used a questionable law that is called General Assignment which erases debt and keeps you out of BK court, and allows you to just change your name and keep operating. But they blew even the questionable use of GA, which is for dissolved businesses, like business already non-operational, such as a mine that is played out, and the owners abandoned. They issued companies purchase orders for services after they filed GA. This is a criminal matter. You can't issue PO's for items you have zero intention or legal ability of paying for. They received the work sent it to MS, THEN told us they were never going to pay us to begin with. The police wanted nothing to do with it, which is true for most white collar crime. It's not like TV. LEOs do not investigate anything unless under duress for one reason or another.
The perps were working directly for Microsoft, and still are. Microsoft says they have say in their vendors activities concerning MS PO#'s. Well if MS major vendors use MS PO's as proof of credit, and MS received stolen work that was firmly documented as being stolen, I'd disagree. But after $8,000 in legal fees, we settled for $8000. The icing on the cake was they stole the money right before Christmas bonuses were to be handed out. So my wife and I took no salary or bonus that winter to pay the short fall to our employees.
As of today we have not, nor will do any more Microsoft work again at any price. They are as much to blame as their supply chain is, especially when MS is buying stolen work. Douche bags who lack ethics. In a way MS themselves are actually thieves if you consider buying stolen work as being some a thief does.
Cliff Notes: BBB/D&B ratings are a silly fabricated number. If a war criminal wants to run for head of the United Nations, they should contact BBB and D&D to whitewash themselves first.
I don't think Microsoft is losing any sleep over losing you as a vendor. I sure sounds like you didn't do your homework when taking the contract. Sorry for you loss. Time to move on.