Got Snow? – 2015 Snow Removal Scam

2015 Got Snow Flyer FrontI’m back again today with a post I was hoping not to have to write this year. For the past few years I’ve been on sort of a personal crusade against a company doing business under the name of Got Snow? or Got Snow Services. Got Snow is at least the 3rd name this company has been known by.  In 2008, I was taken by this scam when they were going by the name of The Snowplow Guys.  You can read the full history here. To make a long story short, this company took my money and never showed up to perform the contracted work.

Now, I want to be clear here. I have not personally worked with this company since the winter of 2008.  I always want to give people the benefit of the doubt, but it appears this company is still at it this season. I have written posts the last couple of years warning people about this potential scam. Each and every year I have received SEVERAL comments and follow up communications that they have had the exact same issues. Based on this year’s marketing materials, I can only assume that the scam is still on.

This year’s flyer was passed along to me by a fellow member of a Twinsburg Facebook group – Thank you Jennifer!  The flyer has not been updated at all from last year.

Got Snow? call 440.231.4826

Got Snow Services

GOT SNOW SERVICES specializes in residential snowplowing.  For many other companies plowing is something to do in the “off season”.  For us there’s no business like “snow business”.  We are dedicated to providing the best in residential snowplowing service that exceeds our customers expectations.  So don’t take a chance with your winter weather needs.  contact the pros at GOT SNOW!

GOT SNOW offers the BEST in Snowplow service:

  • Locally Owned
  • Full Season Contracts
  • 24/7 Service
  • Neighborhood References

** ASK ABOUT OUR CLIENT REFERRAL PROGRAM

CALL TODAY 440.231.4826

CONTRACT PRICE $

2015 Got Snow Flyer Front

2015 Got Snow Flyer Back

Last year, I asked a local Twinsburg snow removal company (who’s been recommended over and over again) about this sort of pricing and he had this to say:

“Yeah, when the price is that low, he’s not showing up. As someone who does plowing, I can assure you that you get what you pay for. Under $200 for a season is not enough to keep that guy running into January.”

As I’ve done in the past, I’m posting this simply to make sure that no one gets taken by the same scammer that I did. PLEASE, read the following posts and all of the comments.

As you can see, there are YEARS worth of complaints for multiple company names (The Snowplow Guys, Empire Snow Removal and Natural Science Landscaping).

Again, I have no experience THIS winter with this particular company but I know the flyers are being distributed as my friend Tamara received one in Chagrin Falls / Geauga County. Buyer beware. Here is the D-rating for Got Snow Services from the Better Business Bureau.

The Twinsburg Police Department posted this to their Facebook page:

As much as it pains us to say it, winter is on its way. Now is the time of year when residents and business owners start arranging their snow removal services. Unfortunately, there are scam snow removal contractors out there who will take your money but not show up to plow. Chapter 767 of the Codified Ordinances of Twinsburg was created to protect our residents and business owners by requiring any snow removal service to register with the City’s Building Department and display a City issued decal on their snow removal vehicles. When considering a snow removal company, the first question you should ask the contractor is, “Are you registered with the City of Twinsburg?” If the answer is no, we strongly suggest you consider contracting with one that is registered. Contact the Building Department for a list of registered snow removal contractors.

Have you dealt with Got Snow? Please leave a comment below to share your story.

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