How To Spot Common Limousine Hire Scams?
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How to Spot Common Limousine Hire Scams?

The number of limousine hire companies is many today but so are the scams. If you want to avoid being stuck with bad service or worse the company disappearing with your money then keep these points in mind when hiring.

Over the past few years the number of companies offering the latest limousines for hire has more than doubled. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons is the rising demand for limousines by both individuals and businesses alike. There are many people and even businesses that require a limousine service at least once a week and while the number of companies has increased so have the number of scams. In order to avoid getting scammed or stuck with a low quality service you’ll need to know how to spot the telltale signs of a scam.

Super huge discounts

This is a dead giveaway of a limousine hire scam. When searching for a limo service online you will come across many businesses that offer unbelievably low rental prices. Many people will be tempted to give these services a shot mainly because $80 to $100 a day is ridiculously low. That said these websites are often run by businesses that will run away with your money or they will send over a trashed limo and provide a low quality service. The best way to verify if it’s a scam is to call up the company, if you do not see a number on the website then it’s safe to assume the business is a scam. If there is a number but the company refuses to give their physical address, this too is a sign that the company is a scam. Many of these companies will also insist that you book your vehicle by paying using either a debit card or PayPal, this way you cannot get your money back in the event of a dispute.

The company does now show you their registration

Limousine hire companies have to be licensed and this is regardless of where they are located. There are some businesses that are run from home and not necessarily licensed because they probably rent out their vehicle during the weekends. However, this also often means that the service is the worst and if your vehicle breaks down it’s up to you to get it fixed. Limousine hire companies that do not provide you with their license and registration information are often always scams.

The limo company is not a member of an association

Every country in the world has a limo hire association. The association includes both the car hire and the limo business. That said scams and often flies by night operations are not a part of the association because they are forced to follow certain standards. If you visit a limo service and there is no association membership hanging on their wall or they do not show it to you then there is a good chance that the service is bad.

Demanding the entire payment upfront

Limousine hire companies will not ask you to pay the full amount for a limousine upfront when you’re booking it. A company that insists on you paying upfront is behaving suspicious and there is a good chance that they want to disappear with your money or do not want to be held accountable later on for bad service standards. Never pay more than 10% of the vehicle’s total rental during booking.

DB Limos is one of the most recognized and established limousine hire companies in Australia. We were one of the first hire companies in Australia and continue to provide excellent service at a great price. Visit: db limos sydney website to book your limo today.


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