Toronto Better Business Bureau

I find it very surprising that the Toronto chapter of the Better Business Bureau does not exist.

Posted by dustin on April 4, 2004 with category tags of

66 comments
go here.

http://www.canadiancouncilbbb.ca/directory.html
   comment by ecru on May 3, 2004


http://www.canadiancouncilbbb.ca/toronto.html
Unfortunately, there is no BBB in Toronto at this time. Some surrounding Better Business Bureaus may have reports on Toronto area companies that joined their Bureau to keep their membership current. Please check for online reports at www.canadiancouncilbbb.ca/reports.html. These Bureaus cannot accept inquiries or complaints on non-members in the Toronto area.


For consumer information and advice - (416) 326-8800 or Toll free 1-800-889-9768 (in Ontario)
For general ministry information, call - (416) 326-8555 or Toll free 1-800-268-1142 (in Ontario)
TTY/Teletypewriter users only - (416) 325-3408 or Toll free 1-800-268-7095 (in Ontario)
Website - www.cbs.gov.on.ca
E-Mail - cbsinfo@cbs.gov.on.ca

   comment by ecru on May 3, 2004

I would like to have information regarding The Academy of Ralist Art in Toronto. I would like to know if negative complaints or positive remarks have been filed against this institution.
   comment by Sonia Gadra on May 19, 2006

I am looking for any information about National One savings does anyone have any information about this?
Tamara
   comment by Tamara Willis on September 20, 2006

I need some information about b and t financial group. Please e-mail me back asap. Thanks
   comment by Terra Truvillion on October 4, 2006

I need to know if this company is authentic and okay to use
Canadian immigration assistance Services
Box 5950
station Don Mills
Ontario M3C 3X4
   comment by Richard on October 23, 2006

I want to know if this two companies are authentic before to start a business with them:
(1) "The Work At Home Company".
(2) "Marketing and Mailing Network".
   comment by mauricio alarcon on October 25, 2006

There is a company I like to work with, but I have to make sure it' legal. The name is.

trontobusinessnetwork.com

Please get back with me on this.
   comment by James England on November 26, 2006

I have a letter from Canadian immigration assistance Services CIAS, but i will like to know if it save. coz i don't wanna spend my money like this.

Thanks
   comment by jan baez on December 4, 2006

I want to know if this company is authentic and if it's socially recognized.
"Marketing and Mailing Network" It's located at 40-1110 Finch Ave. W. Suite 1210 Toronto
Thanks
   comment by Adriana Rodriguez on December 7, 2006

I am also trying to find out if the "Marketing & Mailing Network" is legitimate, though it may interest you to know, Adriana Rodriguez, that today I also recieved an invitation to join their team of home workers, but the address on my letter is:
200 Memorial Avenue, Suite 132
Orillia, ON.
If they truely are a successful 9 year old software company, one would assume a search on Google would lead you directly to their own website, which is not the case.
   comment by JM on December 7, 2006

I need to know if this company is authentic and okay to use
Canadian immigration assistance Services
Box 5950
station Don Mills
Ontario M3C 3X4
   comment by yves mombrun on December 9, 2006

what can you tell me about SM Interiors?
   comment by anonymous on December 17, 2006

I would like to know if this financial group is authentic. They are called Trusteef Group located in Toronto, Ontario at 139 Bay View Avenue. There website is www.trustusfg.com
   comment by Ruben on December 21, 2006

Dear sir/madam,
My name is issah amid from Nigeria, well i am writing you this letter to infrom you that i am looking for a work so i will like you to assist me to get a job overthere and assist me with visa applications with sonsorship on the document but i will pay him or her back gradualy as soon as i start the work it will be an agreement befor sponsoring me that i will pay back, I am writing you this letter because i believe you can help me so please kindly reply me. My resume is enclosed for your consideration. However i will like you to tell me all the information you will need from me to assit me get the job and visa aplications. so i will be looking forward to read from you.

Sincerely yours phone{234-014367028}

#63 Isolo Road off Alafia street
Mushin Lagos
Nigeria, 23401
   comment by amid on December 23, 2006

Wow, that's a very impressive resume that you enclosed in your blog comment.
   comment by chrisdye on December 24, 2006

i would like to know if the " canadian immigration assistance services, located at suite 18-528, 3555 Don Mills road, Toronto ON, canada M2H 3N3. is what it say it is, ie; provides immigration services as per their brochure. i'm educated in the USA. (NURSE)
   comment by henry kiddu on December 31, 2006

I would like to know if acompany called mega city loan is legitimate suppose to beafinancial group
   comment by MARK REID on January 9, 2007

I would like to know if trustees financial in Toronto,Ontario is a legitimate company. E-mail me back ASAP. Thanks!!!!!!!
   comment by courtney jackson on January 17, 2007

Isent 5 draft checks to get for me and my family on 19-dec.2006 and I wonder if u recieve it or not
Thanks
   comment by p.case A7256-AMAL-824 on January 19, 2007

Isent 5 draft checks to get Ev.form &bro. for me and my family on 19-dec.2006 and I wonder if u recieve it or not
Thanks
   comment by p.case A7256-AMAL-824 on January 19, 2007

Hi, this is clearly the Toronto Better Business Bureau's website.

Please press 1 on your keyboard to speak with a representative. Press 2 for service in French. Press 3 to improve your literacy skills.

If none of these options produce the results you desire, turn off your computer, unplug it and find a technology you are capable of using.

Have a nice day,
Toronto Better Business Bureau
   comment by Toronto Better Business Bureau on January 19, 2007

i would like to know if the marketing and mailing network located at 200 memorial ave,suite 132,orilla ontario,l3v 5x6 has a website.I also agree with the post above that says"If they truely are a successful 9 year old software company, one would assume a search on Google would lead you directly to their own website, which is not the case".I NEED TO KNOW IF THIS IS A SCAM BEFORE I JOIN..THANK U
   comment by nikita on January 25, 2007

If you think it might be a scam... it's probably a scam.
   comment by dustin (#1) on January 25, 2007

Hi,

Your issue has been elevated to level two. To proceed, please answer the following True or False questions:

1. Literacy skills are overrated.
2. I believe in altruism.
3. Life is hard.
4. I am capable of using a message board but typing words into google and hitting enter is beyond me.


ANSWERS:
All of the above are true.

If you answered out loud, please take as many sleeping pills as you can find.
If you wrote the answers on your monitor, try taking the test again and see if your score improves.
If you got them all right, congratulations, your issue is now a level three issue. You may learn one additional spell per day and cast three additional spells per day.

Thank you for using the Toronto Better Business Bureau. All further inquiries will be deposited into the corporal egress.
   comment by Toronto Better Business Bureau on January 25, 2007

Our son got a check in the mail International Claims Department. It is regard to the Ramco Financial Services an also American Corporate Alliance. Can you tell us if we can cash the check or not. An are they for real.
   comment by Darlene on January 26, 2007

Oh, for the love of god, don't cash the cheque. Chances are they will soon be telling you they sent you too much and want you to forward them the seemingly insignificant difference. When the cheque eventually bounces, and international cheques can take up to six weeks to verify, you will be out this money.
   comment by stretch on January 26, 2007

hi there,
i am also wondering if the Marketing and Mailing Network, a 9 yr old company, with the address: 200 Memorial Ave, Suite 132. Orillia, Ontario L3V 5X6 is legitimate??
   comment by katherine on January 31, 2007

Obviously there is no one in any kind of an official capacity monitoring this thread as far as scams go. I too did a search on "Marketing and Mailing Network" at yet another new address: 40-110 Finch Ave W, Suite 1210, Toronto, Ontario M3J 3M2. I've seen the question asked 3 times above as to whether or not it is a scam. Seems to me we should be asking the RCMP or the real Better Business Bureau of Canada.
   comment by leslie on January 31, 2007

Hope this helps:
http://search.bbb.org

BBB Reliability Report

The Better Business Bureau®
Serving Mid-Western & Central Ontario
354 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON N2G 4L5
(519) 579-3080 or 1-800-459-8875
www.bbbmwo.ca




Marketing And Mailing Networks
40-1110 Finch Ave W
Suite 1210
North York, ON M3J 3M2



The BBB reports on members and non-members. If a company is a member of the BBB, it is stated in this report
BBB Definition:

report - A summary of activity reflected in a company's BBB file. Includes basic business background, BBB membership information, and Bureau complaint activity over the previous three years. Also reports may include any known government actions, advertising issues or other information that results from activity conducted by the BBB.


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File Open Date: August 2004
TOB Classification: Work-At-Home Companies
BBB Membership: This company is not a member.


The Bureau has requested basic information from this company. The Bureau has not received a response. Without this information, the Bureau may not have current information concerning such things as the company's management or its nature of business.


Customer Experience

When considering complaint information, please take into account the company's size and volume of transactions, and understand that the nature of complaints and a firm's responses to them are often more important than the number of complaints.

The Bureau processed a total of 10 complaints about this company in the last 36 months, our standard reporting period. Of the total of 10 complaints closed in 36 months, 6 were closed in the last year.

Advertising Issues
BBB Definition:

Advertising Issues - Claims alleging print or electronic media advertised claims or practices misrepresent the service or product offer.



Administratively Closed
BBB Definition:

Administratively Closed - The BBB determined that the complaint could not be satisfactorily settled using standard methods of voluntary dispute resolution



1 - BBB determined that despite the company's reasonable effort to address complaint issues, the consumer remained dissatisfied.

Contract Issues
BBB Definition:

Contract Issues - Claim of alleged failure to honor contract or agreement, work performed without authorization, or invalid contract.



Resolved
BBB Definition:

Resolved - The company resolved the complaint issues.



1 - Company addressed the complaint issues. The consumer failed to acknowledge acceptance to the BBB.

Billing or Collection Issues
BBB Definition:

Billing or Collection Issues - Claim alleging billing errors, unauthorized charges, or questionable collection practices.



Resolved
BBB Definition:

Resolved - The company resolved the complaint issues.



2 - Company resolved the complaint issues. The consumer acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.

Delivery Issues
BBB Definition:

Delivery Issues - Claims alleging delayed delivery of ordered merchandise.



Resolved
BBB Definition:

Resolved - The company resolved the complaint issues.



1 - Company resolved the complaint issues. The consumer acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.
1 - Company addressed the complaint issues. The consumer failed to acknowledge acceptance to the BBB.
Unresolved
BBB Definition:

Unresolved - The company failed to resolve the complaint issues.



1 - Company failed to resolve the complaint issues through the BBB voluntary and self-regulatory process.

Refund or Exchange Issues
BBB Definition:

Refund or Exchange Issues - Claim of alleged failure to honor company policy or verbal commitment to provide refunds, exchanges, or credit for products or services.



Administratively Closed
BBB Definition:

Administratively Closed - The BBB determined that the complaint could not be satisfactorily settled using standard methods of voluntary dispute resolution



1 - BBB determined the company made a reasonable offer to resolve the issues, but the consumer did not accept the offer.
2 - BBB determined that despite the company's reasonable effort to address complaint issues, the consumer remained dissatisfied.



Industry Tips

Work At Home

Every day, ads for work-at-home jobs appear in newspapers across the country as well as in national magazines and on the internet. Some of the offers include stuffing envelopes, assembling products, reading books, reviewing movies, medical billing, or selling advertising on the Internet.


The Better Business Bureau suggests using extreme caution when responding to such offers. While ads claim high earnings and short hours with little or no experience, Bureau files nationwide indicate no evidence of anyone making the promised money. Rarely, if ever are these ads an offer of legitimate employment. Generally, these "jobs" require up-front fees for information or supplies, and only the person who ran the ad makes any money.

Work-At-Home-Schemes Now Peddled On-Line
"Special BBB Investigation Confirms: Work-at-Home Dealts are ""Too Good to be True"""
Work-at-Home Schemes
Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers of Three Work-at-Home Companies Based in State of Oregon
   comment by leslie on January 31, 2007

i would like to know about a company called american - corporate alliance sweepstakes in toronto ont
   comment by Thomas Donaldson on February 2, 2007

My adress is
211-3270 de la pépinière
Montréal, Québec
H1N 3N4
I need to receive informations about Marketing and Mailing Network, how to make money just as stuff envelopes. I would like to makes money (2$ for every envelopes plus 75$ commission on every sales) at home. Thank you
   comment by Stephanie Noel on February 5, 2007

I need to know more about Canadian Immigration Assistance Services,Toronto Ontario.
   comment by Walter on February 8, 2007

Please let me know about
Canadian immigration assistance Services
Box 5950
station Don Mills
Ontario M3C 3X4

I was contacted by relatives abroard about that company and I am wondering if it is genuine.

Thanks
   comment by Joseph K. Vermeille on February 9, 2007

i received a newsletter/brochure from some canadian immigration assistance services.please tell me if this is authentic as they are claiming that i can migrate to canada.
   comment by Gracella Cooper on February 12, 2007

Pls, I need the e-mail address and fax number of Canadian Immigration Assistance Services at 3555 Don Mills Road, Suite 6-528 Toronto ON Canada M2H 3N3 or Box 47536, 939 Lawrence Ave. E Toronto ON Canada M3C 3S7. I am one of their registered member, my personal case number is A8187-SAMU-786. I will appreciate your help and early response to my e-mail address samokng2000@yahoo.com thanks
   comment by Samuel Okhuevbie on February 16, 2007

I have been at my wits end witha compnay called with a campnay called Ace Auto Collision in Belleville.
The address is 31A Parks Drive k8n 4z1. the owners name is Rob White. The first time I brought my car there to get get painted I qouted a price when I returned to get it later that week he said he wanted cash that way we both would have to pay taxes. When I informed him that wasn't exceptable he told me that's the way it was going to be. I was extremely upset and tried to talk to sence into hi head but he woudn't have anything to do with it. I wanted my car so I had no choice but to go along with it. Rob Whle informed my he did it in a regular basis and had no complaints...I was just over reacting. When I told him I was going to the bbb his reponse was they don't give a s--t. I feel this it taking advantage of not only me as the customer but the governmet as well.I can't imagine who many customer's he has done this too but, I beleieve he should be stopped.

Sincerely Richard Nelson
   comment by Richard Nelson on February 19, 2007

A company can ask for payment in any form it likes. He was dumb to tell you the reason (essentially telling you he is about to commit a crime), but since it really does not affect the service you are getting, why would a consumer protection body care? If you are mad that he is not paying taxes, you should contact Revenue Canada.
   comment by anonymous on February 19, 2007

I need to know if this company is authentic and okay to use
Canadian immigration assistance Services
Suite 18-528
3555 Don Mills Road
Toronto ONT CANADA M2H 3N3
   comment by Osemeke Nkenchorr on February 27, 2007

I am Ali Abdelkariem Adam from Sudan of age 38. I have been applying for Canada since one and half years. I have also paid 353 Dollars cash for the application processes from the TADAMON ISLAMIC BANK of KHARTOUM TO THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA and the last letter i got from CIAS was on 8 July 2005. I ve done all what i was asked to do and sent my posts and faxes on the following addresses:CANADIAN IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE SERVICES, BOX 5950, STATION DON MILLS, TORONTO ONT, CANADA M3C 3X4, PHONE (416)502-9969, FAX (416) 502-0773. So i dont know what to do since i ve got no more replies from them. I request to help me on this.
   comment by Ali Abdelkariem Adam on February 28, 2007

HI IAM DIEULIPHETE DORZEMA.I LIVE IN HAITI I APPLIED FOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION I DONT KNOW YET WHAT GOING ON OR IF MY APLICATION PROCESSED ALREADY .PLEASE SEND ME BACK AN EMAIL AS SOON AS POOSIBLE.
   comment by Dieuliphete Dorzema on February 28, 2007

HI, IAM SIMONE DORZEMA.I LIVE IN HAITI I APPLIED FOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION I DONT KNOW YET WHAT GOING ON OR IF MY APLICATION PROCESSED ALREADY .PLEASE SEND ME BACK AN EMAIL AS SOON AS POOSIBLE.
   comment by Simone Dorzema on February 28, 2007

HI, IAM Posny Dorjean.I LIVE IN HAITI I APPLIED FOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION I DONT KNOW YET WHAT GOING ON OR IF MY APLICATION PROCESSED ALREADY .PLEASE SEND ME BACK AN EMAIL AS SOON AS POOSIBLE.
   comment by Posny Dorjean on February 28, 2007

HI, IAM Guerva Dorjean.I LIVE IN HAITI I APPLIED FOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION I DONT KNOW YET WHAT GOING ON OR IF MY APLICATION PROCESSED ALREADY .PLEASE SEND ME BACK AN EMAIL AS SOON AS POOSIBLE.
   comment by Guerva Dorjean on February 28, 2007

HI, IAM Presno Jules.I LIVE IN HAITI I APPLIED FOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION I DONT KNOW YET WHAT GOING ON OR IF MY APLICATION PROCESSED ALREADY .PLEASE SEND ME BACK AN EMAIL AS SOON AS POOSIBLE.
   comment by Presno Jules on February 28, 2007

HI IAM NIXON SALOMON I LIVE IN FLORIDA BU IAM FROM HAITI CITY OF LIANCOURT HAITI.I HAVE SOME PEOPLE IN HAITI I WANT TO FILLOUT SOME APLICATIONS FOR THEM.PLEASE SEND ME SOME ORIGINAL APLICATIONS TO FILL FOR THEM AMD I WANT WANT TO KNOW WHAT DO WE NEED TO GET IN CANADA.
   comment by NIXON SALOMON on February 28, 2007

HI, IAM Presno Jules.I LIVE IN HAITI I APPLIED FOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION I DONT KNOW YET WHAT GOING ON OR IF MY APLICATION PROCESSED ALREADY .PLEASE SEND ME BACK AN EMAIL AS SOON AS POOSIBLE.
   comment by Presno Jules on February 28, 2007

my personal case is (A5238-AMIR-834)
since 28december 2004 I wait and idont find reply
tel me did u send me or not and what about my stand now
   comment by amir mohammed ali on March 3, 2007

I'm interested in Physiotherapist Assistant programme. I know CDI & Trios College provide the same course, but which one is more reputable & more comprehensive about the course.
   comment by Kheng Boon on March 13, 2007

i sent $38.95 into the marketing and mailing network company 3 weeks ago. is this a scam?
   comment by michelle on March 20, 2007

I think some people are trying to make life easy for themself by getting easy money from people with difficult situation.All those companies which pretend to do business with intetion to steal are like Marketing and Mailing Network of 200 Memorial Av,suite 132.On that address they don't exist people should be aware with this kind of bunch who are there to swindle
   comment by Swaleh Hamed on April 11, 2007

I received an applicatio form and brochure from some canadian immigration assistance services. I requested a piece of inform from Canadian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia about about the legitimacy of the specified organization and they recommended me your website www.bbb.org and others. This is therefore, to ask you about its legitimacy in order to initiate the application process since I have been requested to pay fee for processing the application. Please inform me at your earliest convenience
   comment by Nigus Fikrie on April 17, 2007

I received an applicatio form and brochure from some canadian immigration assistance services. I requested a piece of inform from Canadian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia about the legitimacy of the specified organization and they recommended me your website www.bbb.org and others. This is therefore, to ask you about its legitimacy in order to initiate the application process since I have been requested to pay fee for processing the application. Please inform me at your earliest convenience
   comment by Nigus Fikrie on April 17, 2007

I have applied through Canadian Immigration Assistance Services (CIAS), Box 5950, Station Don Mills, Toronto ONT, CANADA M3C 3x4 to immigrate to Canada. Magical Touch Inc, P.O. Box 3374, 1000 Monrovia 10, Liberia provided services including postage of my correspondence. I have passed to the second stage in which I am asked to pay 57USD. Can you please advise if CIAS is a genuine organization and I should continue dealing with them?
   comment by Edmond Suluku on May 3, 2007

Please kindly let me know if this CIAS was good and okey. I want to make it sure because there are so many scam in many ways.

Canadian immigration assistance Services
Suite 18-528
3555 Don Mills Road
Toronto ON
Canada M2H 3N3

Box 5950
station Don Mills
Toronto ON
Canada M3C 3X4

It was only reffered by my friend, and in terms of money, do I need to give money and how much it will be.
Thank you and Best Regards.......

   comment by Joy Bernaldo on June 13, 2007

I would like to know more about my applications: (tree applications have been paid). Can you please inform me as soon as possible please
   comment by Danielle CASTOR on July 5, 2007

hello I have the shape in hand but I could not supplement because I do not know the procedus.Is this that you can send this form to me by explaining me the way in which I owe the remplir.C' be-with-statement the form which said Canada needs people while returning this coupon with $ 2 customs
   comment by Narcisse Bernardo on July 5, 2007

my personal case is A7236-ELIZ-253. I Just send my application today but haven't attached my passport size photo.Can you please inform me as soon as possible please so that I can send my passport size photo immediately
   comment by Elizabeth Atieno on July 26, 2007

Regarding the comment from Richard Nelson and Ace Auto Collision in Belleville and the response to this post by anonymous - Firstly, anon is completely and totally INCORRECT in stating that a business can as for any form of payment they want. That is wholly incorrect. Richard should have gotten a work order from the shop before any work was performed. Obviously, he didn't have one so when he went back to get his vehicle and was told he had to pay cash, Richard should have called the police immediately. A business CANNOT hold a persons property "ransom" anywhere at any time. Next time Richard, get everything in writing before hand to protect yourself. But in this case, stating that "I wanted my car so I had to do what they said" is just plain silly.
   comment by Lynn on July 28, 2007

personal case :A1255-ADEL-809
registration date: 12 september-2001
I will love to know the latest development surrounding my personal case

:A1255-ADEL-809../ Registration Date: 12 September-2001.
i have sent in my credentials times without number and the same results

no avail., is it that the organization is not competent enough to

assist immigrant for a job visa approval: I am a qualifiered software/

hardware engineer and would love to migrate to canada because of the

low turn up of crime rate, freedom of religious strife and absence of

ethnics conflicts.
   comment by adedoyin adelaja on July 30, 2007

Dear everyone checking if your immigration consultant is screwing you: PROBABLY.

There is no regulation or required training for immigration consultants in Canada, and since you are outside Canada, what are you going to do about it if they give you bad service? There are surely some good consultants, but there are plenty of bad ones and it is very hard to be sure which is which.

Immigration lawyers are more expensive, but at least they have some training and a body that supervises them. So either get a lawyer or make the application yourself and keep calling the Immigration Department about your application.

P.S. It doesn't help your case to post a comment here!
   comment by anonymous on August 2, 2007

I would like to know if the Canadian Immigration Assistance Services is to be trusted as a good company before I proceed my application fees.

Best regards
   comment by Budery Aliotte on July 21, 2008

i need to know if any complaints of a company on the web located in toronto caleed the loan company .com i have been approved for a loan from them but they want money up front for insurance against the loan i suposeddly get it back after 3 strait on time payments are made any help would be appreciated thank you greg young
   comment by greg young on July 24, 2008

Re: Marketing and Mailing Network.
DO NOT EVER SEND ANY MONEY TO THIS COMPANY!!!
My poor Mother In-law did. AND NEVER RECEIVED ANYTHING! They only want your money. This is how they survive. By taking advantage of people. She is 73 years old and just wanted to make a little extra money. July 2008 she sent them a money order for 48.97. She has never heard or received anything from the Marketing and Mailing Network. This is just a SCAM!!!! Please save your money and throw out the flyers when it comes to you. This company should be fined or something legally should be done to shut them down.
   comment by Sandra Thomas on August 27, 2008

i want to know about royal capet cleaning...they fooled us i cant find their office...they came to do sotch gard for my sofa they spoiled all silk cousins..their ph is 905-595-0912 they talk to us so rude and said do what ever u want to do and i dont know what to do..
   comment by sukhi on January 5, 2011

I have a friend looking to visit, a foreign national, they require a visa to enter Canada. My question is IXP a 10th floor.S#1025, Etobicoke Ontario M9B-6H7 a viable and respected legal company for the task of Visas?
   comment by Brent Leaney on July 28, 2014

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