Complain and Get Results
What do you do when entry-level customer service representatives cannot resolve your concerns? Here are the steps to effectively escalate a consumer complaint.
1. Call in a supervisor, if necessary, or write to the CEO or the company's customer service manager.
2. State your case. Be specific and succinct, and include your expectations. Provide a time frame -- say, 14 days -- in which you expect a resolution. On day 15, take the next step.
4. Bring in the big guns. Complain to the appropriate agency: a local licensing or consumer-affairs bureau or the state attorney general's office.
5. Tell it to the judge. Small-claims court will resolve disputes involving a few thousand dollars or less, and you can argue your own case. The court doesn't enforce judgments, but reputable companies honor them.