Saturday, March 25, 2017
On this day in 2015 Russell Bradford, Jr., of Nantucket, MA filed a complaint with The Better Business Bureau against GeneSurf. According to Murphy, the personal genealogy testing company was providing customers with wildly inaccurate data. Having received a genetic testing kit as a birthday gift, Mr. Murphy had supplied GeneSurf with a saliva sample, carefully following the directions. Five weeks later he received the results of his test, which included 2.3% Ashkenazi Jew and 1.7% North African. Having come from Mayflower families on both sides, and being able to trace his roots in New England as far back as the 1760s, there was no way Bradford could overlook such a grave error, let alone allow GeneSurf to continue duping consumers. After filing the complaint, he signed in to Yelp and left a negative review.