Although the Internet is a great source of information, not everything you see and read is true. A lot of people use the Internet with the ill intent of scamming people out of their money and resources for their own good. This rings true in marketing ploys of companies to dupe potential clients without offering legitimate products and services.
The limo industry is not immune to such scams. There are ‘legit’ limo companies that entice clients to hire their ‘services’ but the clients end up being scammed out of their hard earned money. If you are one of many who rely on limo services for special occasions and business trips, there are ways you can do to avoid being scammed.
The best way to find information about particular limo company is to read limo reviews from its customers. However, there are two problems with that. First, reviews of limousine companies are scattered all over dozens of websites, like Yelp, Tripadvisor, YelloPages (YP) and even wedding wire and TheKnot.com and so on and so on. On limoscanner.com we combine all the customer reviewes of particular limo company in one place. This way, you can get the objective point of view, even if the limo company will try to hide negative reviews.
Second, some positive reviews are left by request of the limo companies’ management or negative reviews by competitors. By being able to compare reviews from different sources, you can separate real reviews from fake ones.
Do a Fact Check
Because the Internet is where you can get the most information, be they true or not, exhaust your resources in fact checking the limo company you are aiming to hire. The first thing to look at is the website. Does it have its own domain or is it a hosted website. Most, if not all, legit limo companies have their own domain names, usually the company’s name. If the site is hosted, it can be a red flag. Another thing to check is the address provided. Use Google maps to look for the address. The Street View feature is a great way of checking the company’s address. You will see if there really is a fleet of cars on the garage, or if it is just a vacant lot. If you live nearby, you can also drive by the address to see for yourself. There are also limousine associations for legitimate companies such as limoscanner.com. You can check it and see if your intended company is a member or otherwise.
Also, limoscanner.com will display the actual photos of the vehicles that are owned by the limousine companies. The generic and fake pictures will be deleted or blocked by our moderators.
If the Offer’s too Good to Be True, It Probably Is
Limo companies offer discounts and special rates to Internet users to entice them to hire their services. These discounts and promos are a good marketing ploy, but if the offers are too good to be true, they probably are. Be wary of very big discounts that appear like the company will no longer profit from the services; they may be scams to get you to pay for the reservation and then run with your money. A discount of 5% to 10% on the services is realistic; more than that and you have to evaluate if the offer is legit or otherwise.
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Booking a limo service online will save you a lot of hassle. You won’t have to go out of the house to book a service. But if you can and if possible, try to go to a physical office to get a service reserved or booked. This way you can be sure that the company won’t run away with your money. And check the fleet of vehicles on their garage; if their website is full of brand new and modern vehicles and the photos look like they are lifted from stock photo websites, run and never look back. It pays to be aware of the services that you are booking to avoid being scammed.