Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers About 'BlueHippo'

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - We've all seen the commercials where you're told you can buy a computer with no credit check; at least that's what BlueHippo is offering its customers.

The Better Businesses Bureau says beware; the offer may be too good to be true.

"The biggest red flag is when they say no credit or bad credit doesn't matter because they'll ask for deposit to the point where they don't lose money," Better Business Bureau official, Yvonne Sigala said.

The Federal Trade Commission says the company collected more than $15 million dollars from customers, so they could finance the purchase of new computers.

The problem? Some people say they aren't getting what's advertised.
"The complaint I've seen here is that people don't get the package deal they purchased even long after they paid for the computer in full," Sigala said.

The Better Business Bureau advises you to check out companies before handing over your money. 
"You're giving them permission to take as much for as long as they want. Just because they're on TV doesn't mean they have no problems," Sigala said.