The summer and fall is when moving scammers go to work, using high-pressure tactics and sketchy paperwork to rip off homeowners for hundreds of dollars. Sometimes criminals provide fake phone numbers before riding off with a customer’s valuables. Other times they hold a homeowner’s goods hostage.
The best way to steer clear of a moving scandal is to learn as much as you can about a company before you let them handle your valuables. Consider online reviews, Better Business Bureau, fine print on the company’s website and word of mouth before you sign a contract. A licensed moving company will be happy to show you its credentials.
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