There are a great many honest businesses, but there are bad businesses out there too. Some businesses are there to take your money any way they can, and these are the ones to stay away from. Some businesses are not good to do business with, and some are just straight out scams. Obviously, you should avoid getting involved with a business that might end up ripping you off. Here are some warning signs to look out for.
Stay away from companies or businesses with a bad attitude towards its customers. Lack of respect for customers is a sure sign of a bad business. If they treat their customers with little respect, what makes you think they won’t hesitate to take your money and not deliver what you want. At the very least you won’t get the service level you want. A bad attitude at first contact is should be a signal to take your business someplace else.
If you find out that a company has is or has ever been under investigation by a government agency, you should avoid doing business with them. An investigation doesn’t always mean that the company has done anything wrong but why take a chance.
It can be risky to do business with a company that has just started so caution should be taken. Everyone deserves a chance, but you don’t want a new company to learn about its mistakes with you as an example. The same goes for businesses that are going out of business. You may think that there are good deals to be had but sometimes these are just shady tactics to get you in the door.
Annoying adds promising deals that sound too good to be true could be a sign of a shady company. Most reputable businesses don’t need to bombard you with cheesy adds that offer things at nearly no cost. These are just gimmicky sales tactics that for some reason are still used by some sales artists. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.