Be careful! Dealix is/was purchasing leads from a lead provider “New Car America” and it could be a scam.
My good friend and dealer owner brought this to my attention after speaking to a CUSTOMER (over the phone) that filled out the lead form. The phone conversation with the gentlemen that apparently filled out the lead form, supposedly confirmed that he was being paid to fill out leads request forms at $5.00 per form. The gentlemen went as far to say that he got the job by answering to a “work from home” ad.
- I did a little research and found their actual website.
Taken from their “About Us” page.
“NewCarAmerica.com is committed to providing consumers direct access to automobile dealers across the United States. Our automobile directory helps our users quickly find dealers in their area. Thru the use of the latest technology, such as our new car quote service and daily Blog on topics effecting today’s car and truck buyers, we provide the fastest information available to help you buy your next car or truck.”
- I did some more research and found their registration information.
Registration Service Provided By: BuffaloWeb Services, LLC
Domain name: newcaramerica.com
(I did remove the personal contact information)
- Here is a copy of the lead from Dealix.
DEALIX CORPORATION SALES LEAD
Michael Hopkins has asked to be contacted specifically by your dealership regarding the 2008 Nissan Titan 4WD below. Please contact them as soon as possible.
Lead No.: 1217054999
Received On: 8/3/2008 12:02:00 PM (PST)
Name: Michael Hopkins
Address: Valley View Ave
Distance: Customer is approx. 19.6961722717323 mi. from you
E-mail: [email protected]
Best Time: Morning
Purchase Time Frame: Within 2 weeks
Model: Titan 4WD
Trim: XE Crew Cab Short Bed
Engine: Not Specified
Transmission: Not Specified
Ext. Color: No Preference
Int. Color: No Preference
ADDITIONAL INFO AND CUSTOMER NOTES:
No Trade-In Specified.
Payment Method: Cash
SPECIAL NOTES ON THIS LEAD:
Customer is approx. 19.7 mi. from you.
Your Dealix Service Representative is:
Steve C. Diacont, 412-727-7857 (removed email)
It’s our goal to send you the very best sales leads in the business.
After bringing this to Dealix’s attention, they did say they researched the lead and too called the customer to confirm that the gentlemen was indeed being paid to fill out the lead forms.
Props to Dealix for doing the research (I guess?) and for crediting the dealer for all the leads that had came from New Car America. It still concerns me that Dealix would even buy leads from a lead generator like this, just look at the website.
- Here is a copy of the email from the support rep at Dealix (take notice to his signature..he.).
These are the 4 leads that you received from New Car America, i have compd them. I will stay on top of this and let you know when we have a resolution.
This is total crap! I encourage EVERYONE that is purchasing leads from Dealix or ANY 3rd Party Lead provider to be sure you’re
NOT careful buying leads from New Car America.