Rather than providing comprehensive answers to the questions their customers have surely asked them, the Buzzoid FAQ reads as little more than some additional marketing copy telling you why you should buy followers, likes, and views.
Their customer support section is essentially an email form you can fill out. And hey, that’s fine.
Not every company is big enough to offer 24/7 phone support or live chat windows. But an unsettling number of reviews for Buzzoid complain of gut-wrenching wait times of days and even weeks, while some say they never received responses to their questions at all.
B-B-Bad Buzzoid Reviews
So their website isn’t particularly helpful and their customer services leaves a lot to be desired. We pretty much just described a cable company, right?
Sadly, the issues with Buzzoid don’t end there. And this, I’m afraid, is where things start to really get ugly.
Some customers writing reviews do seem like genuine humans who did receive what they paid for, in a timely fashion even.
But there’s a disturbing, if not revealing trend among reviews of Buzzoid that most of you reading this are going to find pretty worrisome: a lot of customers report never getting what they paid for.
Some reviewers complain of having their credit cards charged multiple times for purchases they never made. One reviewer even claims they’d been charged over $200 but never received their order, and had been completely incapable of reaching anyone at Buzzoid to get a refund.
And an alarming number of reviewers allege the followers they did receive vanished shortly after purchasing them; some lasted weeks, others only a few hours.
This all sounds pretty scammy, right? Well thankfully, there’s an organization in the United States that aims to protect consumers from this sort of bad, unethical behavior.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is an organization that monitors and rates businesses big and small, and offers free party mediation services when a consumer encounters issues with a company that can’t be resolved without assistance.
Buzzoid’s BBB standing isn’t great. Heck, it isn’t even passable.
They’ve had five formal complaints filed against them, none of which have been resolved, giving Buzzoid an F rating. Not every company we review here has a BBB standing, but of the ones that do, Buzzoid most certainly has the poorest.
That matters quite a bit.
The BBB is an honored, recognized, respected institution. A poor standing with them says a whole lot about the company itself.
And the fact they haven’t even appeared to attempt remedying these complaints lodged against them says a whole lot about Buzzoid. But Buzzoid doesn’t really care about their reputation, or so it seems. They’re just a shell company, after all.
Wait, What Was That You Said at the End There, Benny? They’re a What?
And now we find ourselves at the end all, be all of red flags: “Buzzoid” isn’t even really the name of this company at all. And worse still, they don’t even try to hide that fact.
Buzzoid is owned by a parent company called Next Series Development LLC, which operates a handful of other businesses all offering the same questionable services — and with equally shoddy reviews — as Buzzoid.
Next Series Development is named right in the company’s EULA, just as it is on all the other sites run by this same company.
They even advertise another Next Series Development project, AutomaticViral, right on the landing page of Buzzoid, up at the top of the page.
Wait, what? They’re advertising a different scam, offering the same exact services, on another site they own? Seriously? Say what you will about Next Series Development, they certainly have brass. Or … well … something else.
The whole operation is reminiscent of a series of scams perpetrated in the gaming industry by a guy named Sergey Titov.
Titov is infamous for making games that are hastily, poorly developed based on popular trends (a zombie game just as The Walking Dead premiered, a cowboy game just as Red Dead Redemption 2 was released, and so on).
The goal is to make as much money as possible, customer service be damned, and then move onto the next thing as soon as the current project is losing steam. That could theoretically be the business model adopted by the folks at Next Series Development LLC.
Buzzoid Buyer Beware! BBB
Buzzoid has a decent-looking website, so long as you’re not interested in finding any actual information.
They offer relatively cheap packages versus their competitors. And some of their customers did seem to have an okay experience using their services, too.
But all that really does is prevent us from calling them a full-out scam. They’re only partially a scam. And that counts for something, doesn’t it?
For my money, Buzzoid ticks way, way, way too many negative boxes to warrant handing them any money.
The missing purchases, the disappearing followers, the random charges, the apparent lack of customer service, all of the questions involving their shadowy parent company … it’s all too much, really.
My advice? Steer clear of them. There are plenty of other services out there offering the same stuff, without also being shady.
It’s always nice when you can save a few dollars here and there, but saving money only matters when you can be confident you aren’t going to be robbed blind in some untold number of ways.
And with Buzzoid, that is precisely what happened to too many users for us to suggest their services with a straight face.