It is common to hear about dent repair scams in Denver. These scammers prey on victims with damaged cars who are in a rush and are not adequately knowledgeable of the real dent repair process. They often approach their victims in the most unlikely places, offering a too-good-to-be-true service which becomes a scam.
The Bogus and the Genuine Dent Repair Service
If you search online for a legitimate dent repair shop, you’ll usually find real businesses with good reputations (and a few without). However, the difference between a genuine dent repair shop and a bogus one is the footprint they leave that speaks to the company’s existence. Aside from an updated website, a real company address, and company hotlines, these shops also can provide you with proof of their certifications and their license for operation. If anybody you discuss repairs with doesn’t provide those things, that should be a red flag.
How to Identify Dent Repair Scam
Don’t become the next victim of these scams. As a legitimate operating business in the city for more than 20 years, we share with you some of the things you should know about how you can bust them.
Scammers only ask for cash
One notable sign of a scam is when these so-called PDR experts only offer their service in exchange for cash or cash deposits. Most often, these scammers only accept cash because they do not want to leave traces of their transactions, avoiding the risk of getting caught. Dent repair shops that offer legitimate services have a wide array of payment options. They also provide receipts.
Location, Location, Location
More often than not, scammers search for and target new victims in parking lots or by going door to door and offering service on the spot. Reputable paintless dent repair shops do not randomly ask for people to try their service this way. A good company will offer their service at your convenience and not theirs.
They do not have a brand
Some scammers will hand out business cards or drive vehicles with a logo on it. However, they often have the inconsistencies in their branding between cars and collateral and apparel if they have any branding at all.
They conduct unusual repair tricks
It is common for scammers to fix your dents and dings with an unusual substance that has to “sit overnight.” They will tell you not to remove it for a while, and tell you that if you wait that when you remove it the dent will be gone. Often, after removing the substance, you’ll find the dent still there with metal cracks and cracked paint
You cannot contact their business hotline
People often find that they have been duped by a scammer when they have removed the substance from their car to reveal an unrepaired panel. They try to call the business hotline only to find that the number doesn’t work. In some cases victims reach out to legitimate repair companies just to find out that the scammer was not their employee.
Trust the Legitimate Dent Repair Company: Tip Top Auto Hail
Since 1998, Tip Top Auto Hail has performed superior auto body work and excellent customer service to its clients in and around Denver. We Offer world-class dent repair services. Request a quote and make an appointment with us today at https://www.tiptopautohail.com/appointment/. Call (303) 868-1270 for more information.