If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we at Overland Chauffeured Services should feel pretty flattered. From time to time, other companies try to capitalize on our success as the premier provider of ground transportation in Kansas City by copying the appearance of our website or the name of our business. That kind of imitation might be a compliment to us, but we know that for our customers, it’s an inconvenience at best and a potential danger at worst.
Here’s how to make sure the business website you are accessing is legitimate.
- The site should be connected to the business in multiple ways.
When you visit our site, you’ll see our social media, a link to download our app, our online booking tool, a flight tracking program, and this blog you are reading. You can read about our history and look at photos of our vehicles. All of these layers of content connect our website with our actual business. If you find a long-established business site without much content, it’s probably a fake.
- Check the security features.
On Overland’s site, you can scroll down to see our security certificate. It looks like this:
We don’t process payments on our site, but if you are on a merchant, look for “https” rather than “http” in the URL. Make sure that there is a padlock or green type in the address bar. While you’re at it, take a close look at the address: are there unfamiliar words in the URL? You may be accessing a fraudulent site.
- Look for quality.
Most legitimate businesses invest money and effort in creating a website that looks great and is easy to navigate. If you find a poorly-made website riddled with errors, beware. Pop-up ads and low-resolution graphics are other hallmarks of fake websites. On a legitimate website, the branding will be professional and consistent.
Follow these tips, and you’re unlikely to end up on a counterfeit website.
For eleven years straight, Overland Limousine has been voted Ingram’s Magazine’s Gold Award winner for “Best Ground Transportation Service” in Kansas City. In addition, Overland is a two-time recipient of Limousine, Charter & Tour (LCT) Magazine’s prestigious “Operator of the Year” award. Our commitment to superior customer service and safety and our pristine fleet of late-model vehicles enable us to provide the best ground transportation in the Kansas City area.
We offer a variety of ways for customers to stay in touch with us: sign up for an online account, download our app, call us at 913.381.3504, or email us at email@example.com. We look forward to showing you how Overland Chauffeured Services can meet all of your transportation needs.