BBB Suggests You Avoid These Companies

Posted at 4:33 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 17:31:56-05

The Better Business Bureau has just released its latest list of companies and services they suggest you avoid.

The eight companies on the list are, in the BBB's words, companies that consumers "can do without."

There is a Nashville moving company that the BBB says picks up customers' belongings and then holds them hostage.

There's an appliance repair business in Ashland City, a sports apparel company that claims to be in Franklin, but the BBB believes is actually based in China and is selling cheap knockoffs.

There's also a Murfreesboro-based trash company that customers say doesn't pick up their trash.

There's a get rich quick scheme out of Cookeville and a Portland company that hires contractors for businesses but allegedly fails to pay them. All of these have received an F rating from the BBB.

"It's the lowest rating you can possibly receive and it means that you have failed all accountability for business performance, advertising, taking care of your customers. It can be the nature of your business. But primarily the big way in for an F is that you have failed to perform with your customer," explained the BBB's Kathleen Calligan.

Also making the list, Nashville Bike Week. The BBB is warning folks about the big motorcycle event that's supposed to happen in Humphreys County later this year. NewsChannel 5 Investigates has previously reported about some of the problems the event is facing.