Tuesday, October 26, 2010

There’s a lot of ways to get ripped off when moving!

You already know the hassle involved with moving and relocating. So how do you cover yourself from being scammed by your moving company? Horror stories abound regarding moving experiences made ugly by unscrupulous movers, upon unsuspecting victims.

It’s estimated that 40 million Americans will move this year alone to another home, so there are a lot of people that fraudulent movers can take advantage of out there.

The major problems come when the person whom you hired over the phone was in fact was not the actual mover, but a middle-man broker. The quote you received over the phone was not the price the actual moving company that showed up, and started loading you possessions, presented to you. In fact it was a greatly inflated billing presented while the moving process was already underway. And, of course canceling at this most confusing and critical time was not an option.
What an awkward position to be in. You can’t stay, and you have no choice but to accept the scam and go. The horror stories abound. This was just one of hundreds that appear daily. So do not become a victim of moving fraud. Do your homework, and follow the few simple guide lines below. Happy moving!

• Do some research about the company before hiring.
• Make sure you are contracting with the actual moving company
  over the phone.
• Get an in-house estimate from a company representative to view
  exactly what your moving personally, and not over the phone.
•To get help if you feel like you're getting scammed go to