The Better Business Bureau, serving Greater Iowa, Quad-Cities and Siouxland Region is alerting Quad-City area contractors to be wary of a company claiming to offer local job leads.
According to the bureau, a company going by the name Contracting Crews purports to be located at 160 S. 68th St., Suite 178, in West Des Moines, Iowa. But mail sent to the company has been returned as undeliverable. The telephone number of 512-985-2134 listed on the company web site is landline in Bastrop, Texas, the agency said.
The company appears to have links to another organization known as Contractor Support Management, whose business review is maintained by the Better Business Bureau in Colton, Calif. The company, which also goes by the name All Crews Now, has an F rating there with 123 closed complaints. The bureau’s Business Review may be viewed by going to www.la.bbb.org.
The company claims to offer a contractor registry that provides job leads for bank-owned properties as well as commercial and residential projects. There is a one-time registration fee of $99.
But the Better Business Bureau said customers report respondents paying the fee then being unable to contact the company. The bureau in Colton, Calif., also has had complainants report being sent fictitious leads to addresses that turn out to be vacant lots or abandoned buildings.
The company’s other known aliases include: Contractor Support Management, Contractor Support, Contractor Management LLC, The Contractor 411, Contractor Support Online and Commercial Crews.
Anyone with information about the company is asked to contact the Better Business Bureau at 1-800-BBB-1600 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.