BountyZoo Down Amidst Flurry of Ripoff Complaints

July 3, 2007 · 0 comments

In addition to monitoring the comments posted on this website, I also try to monitor the buzz on rewards programs on message forums to see which ones are getting high marks and which are going down the crapper. I’ve been hearing a lot of negative things lately about BountyZoo, and I wasn’t much surprised to see today that the site is down. Not sure exactly when this happened but it appears to be within the past few days.
Ripoff Report has gotten three non-payment complaints for BountyZoo in just over two months. Click here to read them.
There are a handful of complaints about BountyZoo here on Flyertalk.
There are complaints about BountyZoo on the Fatwallet forums here and here.
And last (but certainly not least), you’ll want to read the comments posted on my review of BountyZoo here.
Of course, until/unless we hear directly from the site, we have no idea of whether this site outage is temporary or if they’ve permanently pulled the plug. Either way, here are some contacts you can use if you’d like to pursue unpaid earnings with BountyZoo:
Aboutus.org’s entry on BountyZoo including some contact info.
The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) offers consumer advice through their Consumer Direct website.
The UK Trading Standards Institute’s website has a lot of consumer advice — no time to wade through it right now but perhaps someone will have luck finding a good agency to complain to.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority website has a complaint form but it’s unclear whether they can help without copies of the ads from BountyZoo’s website.
The forum for BountyZoo’s UK sister site, GreasyPalm, is located here. Worth a shot, maybe?
If you have other suggestions — and I’d love to hear from someone from the UK to find out how these things are best handled in England — please respond with a comment. My apologies to those who may have lost money in this program.

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