Got Snow Services – Snow Removal Scam

Every year as the calendar turns towards October, folks in Northeast Ohio start to say goodbye to summer and prep for fall and winter. With the cooling temperatures and shortened days come the thought of snow removal. Sadly, there are some out there that take advantage of that situation.

I was hoping to not to have to write a post of this nature this year but sadly here I am yet again. Got Snow Services Snow Removal AKA Got Snow Services is at least the 3rd name this company has been known by.  In 2008, we were personally 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 our money and never showed up to perform the contracted work.

I want to be clear here. We have not personally worked with this company since the winter of 2008.  I always want to give people and companies the benefit of the doubt. That being said, I also value fair play and I simply cannot stand scammers thinking they can take people’s money and get away with it. I’ll do anything in my power to put a stop to that.

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. Last year’s post received comments and feedback letting me know that the scam was still on. A look at the BBB Profile (which is an F) shows similar complaints as well. Based on this year’s flyer, which is essentially the same as last year with only a price increase, I can only assume that the scam is still on.

Got Snow Services 2017 Front


Then call Got Snow Services to clear it.

Stay inside, stay warm and take the hassle out of winter weather by calling Got Snow Services for experienced and professional snow removal.

Get a Full Season


Only $199*

*Price includes timely removal of snow from your driveway starting November 15 through April 1, no matter how often it snows. We jump into service and work 24/7 whenever snow exceeds 2-3″.



Got Snow Services 2017 Back

P.O. Box 391541, Solon, OH 44139


*Ask about our Neighbor Referral Discount and our Homeowners Association discounts.

“Let’s get you at the top of the plow list, Call Us Today!” 440-231-4826

P.S. This is an offer just for your neighborhood!
Your are receiving this offer because we already contracted for this winter’s service with some of your neighbors. This offer is valid only for your neighborhood. Keeping it local helps ensure every customer’s home is cleared in a timely manner.

We Look Forward To Serving You!

We are happy to supply neighborhood reference upon request.

Got Snow F RatingGot Snow Services DOES NOT Deliver What They Promise

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. Buyer beware. Here is the F-rating for Got Snow Services from the Better Business Bureau. There are even complaints from LAST WINTER that was SO MILD I rarely had to shovel.

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 Services? Please leave a comment below to share your story.

4 thoughts on “Got Snow Services – Snow Removal Scam

  1. For the 2016-17 snow season they were fairly reliable especially for the heavier snows. Met him in early April just before the last snow! Took him forever to cash 2nd 1/2 year check! As of 12/1/17 he has yet to put up stakes and hasn’t cashed the check yet. Getting a little concerned. This year unlike other years did not receive any other offers for snow plowing. Time is running out…

  2. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCAMMER!!!!!! He just takes your money and runs!!! We got 2 snows falls with 3 days apart and hasn’t come even once. We call him every day and it goes to his voicemail claiming he is out there and will get to you. He sure did get me!

  3. The post discusses a snow removal scam in 2017. How did the scam operate, and what advice or precautions does the post-offer to help readers avoid falling victim to such scams?

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