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Avoid Tree Trimming Scams

Have you heard of the latest tree trimming scam targeting homeowners? Fake tree trimming companies emerge when they know homeowners are affected the most; after heavy, damaging storms. Unethical operations claim to have a legal tree trimming business and present extremely low prices, only to take advantage of the situation by stealing your money or information. We’re here to explain how you can avoid this tree trimming scam by confirming the company you are talking to is reputable.


Internet Search

The internet is a powerful place. Nowadays, it’s the best place to start to gather information on a company you would potentially hire. Research the tree trimming company that reached out to you. Do they have a website? Do they have social media like Facebook or Instagram? Do they have a Google Business profile with reviews? Reputable companies, at the very least, have a website and Google Business profile with reviews. Take a look at their landing page to read more about the company, its services, and the cities it serves to check if it aligns with what you were told over the phone.


Reviews and Testimonials

Reviews or testimonials on the customer's Google Business profile are the most reputable place to find the truth about a company and its services. Before you go to a restaurant, do you check their reviews? This gives you an idea about how the food and service will be. When evaluating a tree trimming company, take a look at their ratings and client reviews. If there is any reason to be concerned about the legitimacy of the business, someone has likely written a review about it. Don’t be afraid to ask for customer references or if they have worked with someone in your neighborhood before that you can speak to.





Signs of a Legitimate Tree Trimming Company

A legitimate tree trimming company should be able to provide you with the following information:

  1. Timeline

  2. Price and Payment

  3. Step by Step Procedures


Timeline

If a company is vague with you about the approximate timeframe it will take to complete a job, it’s most likely a scam. A reputable tree trimming company can tell you how long it will take to complete the task at hand.


Price and Payment

A legitimate tree trimming company can provide you with an estimate of the total cost to complete a job. Most companies send someone in person to see what needs to be done and provide a written estimate. When it comes time to process the payment, ensure the company has a credit card processor or accepts checks. Never give your credit card number to a tree trimming company over the phone who you have never met, or has not completed a job for you.


Step by Step Procedures

Reputable tree trimming companies can thoroughly explain how they will do something and why they are doing it. If a fake tree trimming company contacts you, they most likely will not have the details.


Avoid the Latest Tree Trimming Scam

With so many different scams going on, its important to be vigilant. Keep these tips in mind the next time a tree trimming company contacts you, especially after a large storm.


At Legacy Tree Trimming, we are advocates of transparency and accountability. Legacy is committed not only to delivering exceptional craftsmanship with our work, but also to genuinely caring for our customers and addressing all of their questions, requests, and needs. Our approach is simple yet effective: we listen attentively, work with passion, and strive to provide the best customer service and experience imaginable. By combining our genuine connection with customers with our professional expertise, we deliver outstanding results that leave a lasting impression. We stand behind our work and offer a satisfaction guarantee, giving you peace of mind that you can trust Legacy Tree Trimming to deliver exceptional results. If you are in need of an estimate for a tree care job, contact us here today!


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