How to Avoid a Fence Scam

How to Avoid a Fence Scam

Don’t be a victim of a fence scam. Learn here what to look out for.

Unfortunately, as the weather warms up and homeowners are looking to complete their landscaping and hardscaping tasks, opportunistic thieves are also out. Fence scams are very common during the spring and summer months, and every year they become more sophisticated and dangerous. How can you avoid a fence scam this summer?

Do They Knock On Your Door?

If any contractor or landscaper approaches you by knocking on your door, it’s a bad sign! Knocking on doors to get business is typically only done by very inexperienced companies who don’t yet have a reputation or reviews or people who are looking to scam you. While some people might only lose a couple hundred dollars to a pavement sealing scam, others are out thousands of dollars due to fence scams.  


Did your fence contractor disappear from the face of the planet once they chased your deposit check and got the contact signed? That’s a sign that you might be falling victim to a fence scam. When choosing a fence contractor, pay attention to their reviews online and their reputation in the community. If they have a well-developed website and consistent marketing, along with good reviews, it’s a sure sign that they’re a legitimate company with a budget to back it up.

Don’t Trust Appearances Alone

It can be tempting to go with showy contractors that you’ve seen on reality television or local ads. However, that is not always a sign of quality. Talking a great talk does not mean that they will know how to properly install a fence when they show up! This fence scam doesn’t involve taking your money for nothing in return, but it will leave you with a very low-quality fence that you will pay even more to fix. Instead of relying on the flashiest contractors, trust the local experts who know what they are doing, like Hercules Fence.

Choose Hercules High Security for Your High Security Fencing

Whether you need White House-level security fencing or the perfect version of a white picket fence to guard your business or residential property, trust the experts at Hercules High Security.  For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules High Security online or give us a call at 1-800-395-9597. We will ensure your investment serves your family and your business for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.

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