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Can you tell me what you mean by bogus? Also, how does SM determine the calls are bogus (thus crediting your account)?

I've mulled over using them for months, but just not sure.
Bogus meaning that some random person put in a request and did not give the proper info. Lots of time they think they get pricing if they just give basic info. In the last 5 months I have had a total of 5. SM credited me back for all 5.

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A credit is fine and dandy but they are taking MY CASH! In essence they are forcing you to provide them with a loan. Not me
You only pay for the leads that you get. So "loaning" them money isn't correct in my opinion. You pay per lead and they supply you with that lead. Like I mention I have had a few "bogus" leads but they credit you for future leads. Nothing is full proof. I have nothing bad to say about sm. I have starting using the exclusively for my leads. I'm on CL and those customers are a waist of time. With sm you know they are actively looking for a service professional.

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You only pay for the leads that you get. So "loaning" them money isn't correct in my opinion. You pay per lead and they supply you with that lead. Like I mention I have had a few "bogus" leads but they credit you for future leads. Nothing is full proof. I have nothing bad to say about sm. I have starting using the exclusively for my leads. I'm on CL and those customers are a waist of time. With sm you know they are actively looking for a service professional.

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Nothing is fool proof but with the line in red, your statement, you are loaning them money. They don't give your money back only a credit for future leads. Bogus in my opinion. Now multiply that by all the contractors that are signed up and that is a tidy sum. How often do these bogus leads come in? Once a month?
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I'm on CL and those customers are a waist of time. Ray
We've had very good luck with Craigslist. I know that not everyone likes CL, but I did want to put my two cents in here.

Thanks for the info on SM. More for us to consider.
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