UPDATE: See this post for 2017 – 2018 information on Got Snow Services
We’re coming up on the winter season in northeast Ohio and that means one thing… snow. Sadly, it also means scammers are out in full force looking to take advantage of you. If you live in Solon or Twinsburg, Ohio (or the surrounding areas of Aurora, Glenwillow, Bedford, Hudson, Macedonia, etc.) you may very well have run across a scam. There is a company that is currently calling itself Got Snow? or Got Snow Services. They appear to offer snow removal services for residential addresses for a very reasonable price. Sadly, this is a COMPLETE SCAM that has been running for YEARS now.
Got Snow is at least the 3rd name this company has been known by. In 2008, I was taken by this scam when he was going by the name of The Snowplow Guys. You can read the full history here. In short, this company will take your money and never show up to perform the contracted work.
NOTE: I haven’t personally worked with this company since that winter in 2008. I always want to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I know this guy is still at it. I wrote a blog post last year entitled: Empire Snow Removal – Solon, Ohio & Twinsburg, Ohio last year. I received SEVERAL comments and follow up emails that they were taken by the same company.
Last week, I got a comment on the original blog post that they’d once again changed their name to Got Snow and someone offered to send me this year’s flyer. Sure enough, that next night I got this year’s scam in my mailbox.
This year’s flyer is as follows (complete with grammatical errors):
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 $
So far I’ve seen contract prices range from $176 to $189. I’d LOVE to hear about this “client referral program” and to hear some of the “neighborhood references”.
PLEASE, read this post and all of the comments. You’ll see YEARS worth of complaints for multiple company names (The Snowplow Guys, Empire Snow Removal and Natural Science Landscaping) under the company owner (a gentlemen named Randy).
The address of the company is below:
7655 Richmond Road
Solon, Ohio 44139
I’ve also seen it listed as:
7655 Richmond Road
There have been several phone numbers in use over the years:
I’m writing this post to ensure that other people are not screwed over by this scammer.
PLEASE pass this post along. Post it to Facebook, share it on Twitter. I want to make sure that when someone does a Google search for “Got Snow Services”, “Got Snow?”, “The Snowplow Guys” or “Empire Snow Removal” this page comes up.
If you’ve been screwed over by this guy please share your story here.