After forming a new HVAC contracting company, I was solicited by telephone by HomeAdvisor. Some smooth talking salesman said for less than a $300.00 annual fee, HomeAdvisor would provide me with leads to potential customers.
He didn't give me too many details. All I was told was the leads would cost me between $15-$30 per lead. Sounds good? Right?
WRONG!!! What he failed to mention is that the same leads are given to multiple contractors and you get charged per lead whether you get the job or not. The first two leads I received were BOGUS. I was given fake names and addresses to buildings that didn't exist.
After finding this out I called to cancel, but was given the run-around by the two clowns I talked to. They got me so pissed off after just being in business for a few days, I hung up on them. I then contacted the credit card company and disputed the $300.00 fee they charged my account.
I used a credit card rather than a debit card just to give me a way out in case it turned out to be a SCAM!, which it is.
Contractors; do yourself a favor: STAY AWAY FROM THESE FRAUDS!!! Spend your advertising money elsewhere; like a newspaper ad, flyers, yellowpages.
If theses guys had any heart, they'd be out stealing for a living!!!
Product or Service Mentioned: Homeadvisor Leads.
Monetary Loss: $298.