Better Business Bureau Serving Central Virginia is alerting consumers to a website offering fitness equipment at unusually low prices and falsely claiming to represent a BBB-accredited company.
Overstock Countless Deals, which claims to be in Hopewell, has posted fitness products at www.overstockcountlessdeals.com. BBB can find no record of the business in Hopewell and cannot confirm where its website originates.
The local BBB learned of the website from consumers who asked the organization to check out the company.
Its website falsely uses a BBB-accredited logo and shows an A+ Rating from BBB. The local BBB said it had no record of this business before receiving consumer calls in July.
Other BBBs have found similar sites claiming to be in their areas.
These sites have a number of red flags. The equipment is listed for discounts of more than 50 percent over other retail sites; purchasers must use a Green Dot MoneyPak to pay for items, which leaves virtually no paper trail; and it lists no specific address or phone number to contact them.