How to Avoid Moving Scams

How to Avoid Moving Scams

You’ve heard the stories. The movers you hired to help make your move less stressful are now holding your items hostage. Now they are asking for more money than the original quote you agreed on. Here are a few tips to avoid falling victim to these moving scammers.

1. Do you research. Are they licensed, have they won any awards? Also, be sure to take the time to read the testimonials on the companies website.
2. Beware of lowball price quotes. You’ve heard the saying “If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is”. In most cases a moving company will give you a very low quote and then continuously raise the prices for things you have never even heard of before.
3. Ask to see a contract up front. That way you can be sure you and the movers are clear with each other on prices and services.
4. No need for a large deposit. Your valuables should be enough of a deposit, there is no need to give the moving company a large deposit on top of that.