Beware of SCAMS!! Over the last couple of years we have seen a huge rise in dent repair scams. These scams have been going on all over the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and in other parts of the country. Please take a minute to learn more about this very costly scam so you don’t become the next victim.

We have talked with several customers and listened to their unfortunate horror stories, below is a brief overview of what they told us.

Most of the time the scam artist are brave enough to knock on the vehicle owners front doors, if not, then they are approaching victims at a local retail store or near an ATM machines. These men claim to be mobile body shop mechanics or mobile paintless dent repair technicians that work for a dent company and are doing side work for extra cash. To make you feel even more secure, they give business cards of the company they "claim" to work for. They might become a little more pushy and continue to offer the work for very low prices. They can be very convincing.

After 45 minutes they say they are done, your car may appear to have tiny pin or drill holes in it or perhaps it has a gray muddy paste smeared over it. They tell you the muddy paste has to set up for 24 hours and tomorrow just to wash it off and presto it will look brand new! When they see your not convinced they become more forceful and a little intimidating while asking for the cash. Now it’s decision time, either call the cops or give in and hope for the best. In some case we have heard stories of the scam artists demanding to follow you to a local ATM.

Don't ever trust anyone to work on your vehicle without proper identification, uniform and an invoice. An invoice is an agreement and proof of work. Never pay anyone until the job is completed to your satisfaction. And when in doubt, call the phone number and confirm their identity. Most legitimate businesses have logoed truck, signs, e-mail, websites, business cards and referrals.