If you are on any social media platform that allows users to advertise, chances are you have run across various types of scams. One category that is especially prevalent is unqualified or fraudulent contractors.
Duct cleaning scams are rampant on platforms such as Facebook. Buy-and-sell groups, business pages and the marketplace allow these scammers to create the appearance of legitimacy. Not all businesses advertising services are fakes. However, it is often difficult to tell the genuine companies from the fraudsters.
Spotting Duct Cleaning Scams
Fortunately, there are several ways to identify duct cleaning scams on social media. One of the first signs is a poster that takes great strides to tell you the ad is not scam. If the post isn’t under a business name, or the poster refuses to share that information, walk away.
If the poster does supply a business name, it is time to do some research. Do a Google search to find information on the company. A professional website that includes relevant qualifications, experience and licensing is a good starting point.
Any phone numbers provided should also come up in Google search results. This information is usually linked to the company website. Most businesses will also register their phone number and other contact details with search engines.
New Facebook business pages do not necessarily point to a problem. However, this is a common sign of a scam. Fraudsters don’t like to give too much away, so you may find that information on the company page is sparse.
Scammers often post fake competitions to increase the reach and engagement of a page or post. Receiving comments on your posts stating that you have won a competition you never entered is a major red flag in this regard.
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