5 Moving Scams You Can Avoid

Avoiding a moving scam can be easy if you know what to look out for. Here are the warning signs of 5 common moving scams that you should be aware of.

  1. No License: In almost all instances, a mover needs a license in order to perform a moving job. If your mover does not have a license, it is not recommended that you hire them. It could mean that they do not follow the rules and regulations of the industry.
  2. Low-Balling: You may receive several price quotes from different movers. If one seems drastically lower than the others, they could be low-balling you. Meaning, the price they give you in the estimate will appear low, only to increase dramatically on the day of the move without any notice or warning.
  3. Not Having a Physical Location: If the mover does not have an address, there is a strong chance you are dealing with a company who doesn’t want to be found, which is exactly what a scammer would prefer.
  4. No Contract: A mover who does not make you sign a contract is likely trying to get away with something by not binding themselves to any legal obligations.
  5. No Manager: If you call a moving company and ask to speak with a manager but can never reach someone, then something might be awry. Scammers love to send their unsuspecting victims in circles trying to reach a manager, when in reality there is no manager because there is no real moving company.

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