DnB has the worst system. They only collect information from people who feel like reporting and information is not verified. Anybody can call dun and bradstreet and provide any info they like. As a business owner, they will call and update their records and I can tell them our sales are 50 million a year, with 10 locations and over 1000 employees. This information is added to my profile and never confirmed. I am absolutely astounded that an agency that business' are suppose to rely on for accurate information is nothing more than a scam to get your money.
I recently requested a report on a company from out of state that wanted terms. Their paydex rating was 80 and the company had been in business 19 years. DnB rated them as very secure and recommended a $250, 000.00 credit limit. After looking into the supplied report from DnB, they only had a 3 month history on the company. 3 days later I receive an alert of SEVERE FINANCIAL STRESS. Had I given credit to this company based on DnB's recomendation, I probably would have been saying Bye-Bye to $10, 000.00.
My own business report shows none of the good info from my solid vendors. Only negatives from Vendors we we quite doing business with due to issues with the particular vendors pricing and service.
How is a business owner suppose to feel comfortable having their information listed on a website that does not verify and collect information from all sources?
I requested that my business be deleted from their website and they said it is public record and therefore can not be removed. I asked them to show me the written law that say's I have to be listed and where they have the right to provide my information to ANYONE with out my written permission and they could not do that.
Now, we are in the process with attorneys to have our company delted from the website.
It is to bad a trusted source for the professional has turned into a scam for charging people for reports that are completely inaccurate.