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My business is a year old. I was instructed by a consultant to obtain a free D&B number to build my business credit. I applied for the free number online on March 1st and was immediately contacted by a sales person who presented the products as if they were required. I knew they were not required so I quickly cut him off and told him I was only interested in obtaining the free D&B number. On Friday, March 31st, I receive an e-mail saying, unfortunately, we were not able to create a credit file for your company. There was a customer service number listed on the e-mail that said office hours started at 8am EST. It is now 11am and when calling the number, I get a message stating to call during normal business hours. I called back through another department so that they could transfer me and again, transferred to a dark hole. This is absolutely ridiculous and unprofessional business practices. I had no clue a business could be denied a number, I have an LLC. Does anyone know a reason why a business would be denied a D&B number? Who knows when I will get someone on the line, I also left a voicemail message.

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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
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D&B is a fraud. Don't waste your time. You only need a Dunn number if you do business with either the US Government or very very large businesses; which is bizarre since D&B's data is so bad.

They use "scare" tactics, false advertising and the power of what was a legitimate company to sell you items you don't need.

See: Dun & Bradstreet - Would you trust their data? https://www.sbaconsulting.com/dun-bradstreet-would-you-trust-their-data/

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