Avoid "Near Me" Search Scams

Avoid "Near Me" Search Scams

“Near me” san antonio searches can lead to 3rd party vendors who sell your private info:

Homeowners looking for services for their homes often start their internet search with terms such as “ac repair near me” or “plumbers near me.” Although a convenient way to find a company that is in the same city you live in, some of the search results may not give the most optimal results to the searcher. Some of the first results to show up on Google have been specifically designed to prey on unsuspecting homeowners. There are many lead-generating services that prey on those looking for in-home services with headlines like:
Homeowners looking for services for their homes often start their internet search with terms such as “ac repair near me” or “plumbers near me.” Although a convenient way to find a company that is in the same city you live in, some of the search results may not give the most optimal results to the searcher. Some of the first results to show up on Google have been specifically designed to prey on unsuspecting homeowners.

There are many lead-generating services that prey on those looking for in-home services with headlines like:
  • “Top 5 Service Companies in San Antonio.”
  • “Best HVAC companies near me.”
  • “AC Pros/get estimates from local pros.”
  • “Top AC companies/Free AC Quotes near you.”
While they all sound tempting, what ends up occurring is a desperate homeowner will be asked to fill out an online form prior to seeing the results of the article. After they review the list and cherry-pick which one they’d like to contact, the homeowner reaches out to them to get an estimate and schedule an appointment.

From there, they’ll receive a string of phone calls, texts, emails and more at all hours of the day from contractors they don’t recall having reached out to at all. What happens is the form they filled out with their personal information was immediately emailed and texted to the contractors that are working with that lead generation company.

That list you were excited to gain access to therefore isn’t a true and accurate reflection of:
  • The best,
  • the closest,
  • the most reputable or
  • the highest rated contractor near you.

  • Instead, it’s just the contractors that are willing to pay the lead generation company for the chance to talk with you. Sometimes these contractors don't have the most diligent screening or even the highest reviews.

    Research the preferred contractor list before sharing your personal information. Just because a business is listed on lead generator lists doesn’t mean they’re being ranked by their experience, education or capability. In fact, anyone can list themselves on sites like these and actually pose as business owners even if they’ve never touched a screwdriver. They’ll also be able to pay money to have their listings show up higher on search results.

    If you do fill out a form on one of these sites, make sure to set your expectations for a lot of calls AND we recommend that you still screen them with Better Business Bureau, Google reviews, and your neighbors before you invite them into your home. (Read more about how to choose an AC company)

    When online forms appear, look for notices posted in their privacy settings that read like this: “We may share information we collect, including personal information, with the IAC companies. Sharing information with our IAC companies enables us to provide you with information about a variety of products and services that might interest you.”


    Here’s the solution: Find a certified repair technician in San Antonio that understands that your space is yours. Since 1978, Every single staff member at Tiger Air has gone through a strict hiring process that reflects their skill, trustworthiness, and dedication to customer service. Our reputation is that of a 44-year-old family business that has become a valuable part of hundreds of households in the area. There’s no way we would risk our name by sending anyone to your home you couldn’t trust or sharing/selling your information to third-party organizations.

    95% of all repairs can be resolved the same day. Some supply chain challenges in 2022 have made it difficult to gain access to parts, but we are investing over $80,000 to make sure Tiger can take care of their customers that count on them for all their air conditioning needs. Tiger Services can help cool your home and help lower your energy bills.

    Tiger Services; the best AC repair near you. During the peak summer heatwaves, homeowners are finding that many of the huge service companies are backlogged and cannot offer same day repair service. Because of staffing shortages, some AC companies find they can’t send anyone to repair the air conditioner for up to 2 weeks. Tiger Services Air Conditioning has a large service fleet that can be quickly dispatched to homes. In San Antonio, we can send someone to your home the same day you call us.

    Consider not buying services from third-party organizations if there’s a way you can support a local business that has worked hard to gain the confidence of the community. Even if you’re strapped for cash, your best option is not always third-party listing sites. Often these sellers charge more than a trusted local name. If they do happen to be cheap, you’re increasing the chance that you’ll lose out on quality for the chance of a cheap job done — and end up paying more in the long run when you do end up reaching out to us later.

    If you want an A/C repair service near you that’s steadfast and dependable, avoid relying on the services found on lead generator listing sites. Instead, do your research first and reach out and speak with one of the representatives at Tiger Services who is here to provide you with the best services available in the San Antonio area. Text our Tiger Services dispatcher at 210-344-0060 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, and our technicians will be ready at any time for any fix — with same-day services available. We might even be right around the corner.

    Got an A/C emergency this summer? We can cool you down 24/7; just reach out. Contact Tiger Services now.
    We’re always just a call away. Service 8-8 • 7 Days A Week
    We’re always just a call away. Service 8-8 • 7 Days A Week
     
     
     
     
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       111 E Rhapsody  •  San Antonio, TX 78216
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       Licensed by the State of Texas - TDLR #5678c
       7 days-a-week:   8:00am - 8:00pm
       Show Room:   Monday - Friday  |  9:00am - 4:00pm
    Tiger Services Air Conditioning and Heating
       111 E Rhapsody  •  San Antonio, TX 78216
       (210) 344-0060
       Licensed by the State of Texas - TDLR #5678c
       7 days-a-week:   8:00am - 8:00pm
       Show Room:   Monday - Friday  |  9:00am - 4:00pm
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