I sold my company, Bridgeport Financial, Inc.Â on March 1, 2006.Â I was elated, freaked out, joyful, freaked out… all the things one would imagine after selling a baby grown from nothing into a great company.
On March 9, 2006 I wrote a letter to Dunn and Bradstreet letting them know I no longer owned the firm.Â I wanted to make sure my name was removed from the credit history, I am a nerd and weird that way.
I have since called the, wrote to them, talked to them, begged them and STILL my name is on the report as the owner.Â Today I received another e-mail telling me my credit score had changed and that I should look at it.Â I can’t access it – I don’t own the firm.
The last person I talked to said they only way they would change the report is IF the NEW owner confirmed the change.Â I sent them the Secretary of State website that shows I am no longer the owner.Â Â The person I talked to, Matt, let me know it didn’t matter.Â Until the new owner confirms the change, I will stay on the report.
Dunn and Bradstreet gets their information from phone interviews – not from backed up sources.Â I knew this already, I just also assumed D& B understood that people are busy and often do not respond to surveys or requests for information.Â I assumed they had some sort of substance behind their data.Â Â They don’t.
The next time I sell a house, I hope I still own it unless the new owner confirms I sold it.Â I can find a purchaser who is super busy and bad at returning calls.Â i can then enjoy write off’s and credit card offers I don’t deserve.
If you are using D&B – you are paying for questionable data.’
Bad customer service and a bad product.