Opening his new car. Close-up of male hand holding the car handle to illustrate limo scamsBuyer beware: here are the 4 most common limo scams

Even though there are a great number of perfectly honest, trustworthy and responsible transportation companies across the country, customers can still be caught off guard with limo scams. Why is this industry susceptible to scams?  Because limousines are typically hired sight unseen leaving a relatively large margin for error and miscommunications. Here are the four most common limo scams to steer clear of:

  • Not The Vehicle Expected
    If the consumer does not insist upon the S. Department of Transportation identification number and a photo of the interior and exterior of the limousine, the operator could substitute a different vehicle without breaching their contract. To prevent this miscommunication, ask for the identification number and photos of the vehicle before you book it.
  • Surprising Food and Beverage Charges
    If you don’t require food or beverages, make sure you’re not paying for them. Just let your provider understand your food and beverage requirements beforehand.
  • Overcharges
    Suppose your trip to the stadium gets detained for any number of reasons, including driving error. Or, perhaps you want to linger at a business meeting before returning to the airport. Make sure you understand all overcharges and that the terms are specified ahead of time. This should include clarification about any extra charges for the driver.
  • Satellite TV and Internet Access Charges
    Most of today’s limousines offer satellite TV and internet access. Make sure you have free access before you step into the vehicle.

The best ways to eliminate limo scams is to work with a reputable provider like Boston Corporate Coach™.  We take great pride in providing outstanding leisure and corporate transportation in all the places we service around the globe. You can sit back and relax knowing that we take every measure to provide our customers with comfortable, safe, reliable chauffeured services. Our fleet of vehicles can accommodate any travel need and any number of travelers. For individual or small groups of travelers, we have our SUV’s and luxury sedans. For mid-size groups, we have stretch limos, vans, and executive limo vans. And for the largest groups, we have Mercedes Sprinter Vans, our mini coach, and 60 passenger motor coach buses. Just call us +1 (800) 664-4480 to make your reservations or visit You can also download the Boston Corporate Coach app on Apple or GooglePlay.



“I book car services for my company quite frequently and we always use Boston Coach. Their drivers are always friendly, professional, attentive and flexible. Their reservation staff is professional, friendly and they always greet me by name. Whether it’s a large group event requiring multiple Limo or Sprinter Coaches or just a sedan for airport drop off they have the vehicle we need and the top notch drivers to fulfill the request.”

C. Healey

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